Goats can be hard to resist. So much so that the buyer can choose not to see the warning signs of a possibly problematic goat.
Aust learned this lesson the hard way when he bought his first LaMancha goat, Hops. An escape artist extraordinaire, Hops taught Aust that goats bring with them inevitable stories of their shenanigans.
How do you find a goat with no name? Aust relays the story of how he lost his first goat, the day after he brought her home. Before he even had a chance to give her the name she now carries. Turns out Hops didn’t want to be alone, and would travel wherever the scent of goat playmates would bring her.
Next up, Aust and Kendra bought Nigerian Dwarf goats from Marianne (remember Marianne? She’s in the archives!)
But still, the goats weren’t making enough milk. So next up: a Saanen. Which, allegedly, gives a gallon of milk per day!
So, besides trolling Craigslist for rejected animals, how do you buy a goat? Are goats even worth having? According to Aust, goats are the WORST. They run away, they destroy property. However, there are two sides to every story. Mike and Lauren have a fantastic YouTube Channel where they discuss their adventures in together- DIY Projects, Chickens, Goats, and Budgeting. Yup, you read it- GOATS. Subscribe to their YouTube Channel to see all of Mike and Lauren’s diverse content.
Mike and Lauren are High School Sweethearts with “creative solutions to expensive problems.” From newlyweds in New York City, to backpacking across Europe, and back to home in Florida, the two have made their own path pursuing their passions, with a goal to retire before Mike’s 31st birthday by saving half a million dollars. When they found videos from Polyface farm, they were inspired to try backyard homesteading. Mike and Lauren got Nubian goats off Craigslist (Lesson: apparently Craigslist is THE place to get goats.)
Mike and Lauren are into finance. What does their 18 months of data show about the financial impact of goats? They made a video of the question we all ponder- Does Homesteading Save Money? About Goats! And they decided that backyard animals weren’t worth it- see why here.
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