Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Ha! I got goats!

WELL, I'm new to this blogging thing, but I've been thinking my life really lent itself to blogging lately. SO, this blog will be about raising goats in the city, for the most part. I hope you enjoy! At the very least, if nobody reads this, at least I hope I have fun writing it!

A little about myself:

I live in upstate NY in a fairly large city. I have 2 kids--3 and 1 years old. I grew up hearing my grandmothers extol the deliciousness of homegrown food. One grandmother actually called supermarket chicken "embalmed chicken" and told me time and time again that home-raised chickens tasted so much better. So, I've been enamored with the idea of growing my own food for a long time, because nothing really makes me happier than good food. BUT, my husband is still in training for his future job, and we move quite a bit. We're currently living in the city, and I was just getting discouraged that I wasn't where I wanted to be in my life. I want to have milking animals, chickens, a garden, etc, and most of that is not very possible in the city. Then one day I decided...why the hell not?! Why always be waiting for the next life stage to do what we want? I started looking into the laws of my city, and lo and behold, I could have small livestock! Score! Just one more reason my city is super cool. I needed to get a poulter's license (just $35), and I was good to go! It was quite the journey to get to the point where I am now, but it was mostly fun (and often REALLY tough and annoying), but now I'm the very happy owner of two great goats, in the city, and I have my very own milk from my very own goats that I raise and feed and milk. It's SO MUCH FUN! I'll go into more detail about what was involved in getting my goat setup in later blogs. :) 


  1. Very cool! I just read the article in the newspaper and wanted to check out your blog. I don't think I can convince my hubby to get goats...yet...but I love your story! We also live in the ward. I make goat milk soap if you ever wanna try it! -Lauren

    1. I've really been thinking about making goat milk soap, but it looked complicated. It's awesome that you make it! Thanks for stopping by. :)