I contacted a woman on craigslist last night who had posted a dairy goat for sale. She lives about 50 miles from here. I know, I know, I can hear your gasps. A local animal? Are you insane? (older readers know I have driven many miles to pick up animals). The goat is half Nubian half alpine, and bred to an alpine. She is trained to a table, so that makes my life a little easier. The woman informed me that if the goat turns out not to be pregnant, I can bring her back and allow her to run with the billy. I will be going out Monday to see her. I would go sooner, but I will be helping out at the bike shop with my husband today and tomorrow. Today is set up and tomorrow is the open house.
Sunday I will be driving out to Caldwell to pick up a Lott of Bull. I am super excited. Everyone around me is concerned though. The bulls these people have dealt with are not like Dexters at all. They are concerned that he will go on a rampage, people have even brought out barbed wire for us. I thank them and once again try to explain a Dexter Bull to them. I'm not worried, as long as he is fed and has the girls, he shouldn't be an issue.
Saturday I am going to take a bold step over on Women not dabbling. I will be talking about long term survival prep for your homestead. This subject does include weapons. This is not something that is normally talked about by homesteaders, because of a certain stigma, but I will talk about that tomorrow. I do have concerns about how is will be perceived, I am sure I will be attacked for this article, but as rural homesteaders know, you need at least 1 gun in your home, even if you don't like them. But guns aren't the only things I will discuss, as I am partial to throwing knives.