Wednesday, July 27, 2011


When I sell something I never want to see it again because usually if I do, then I generally have to give the customer their money back. A returned product usually means a loss of money and a loss of a potential return customer.
Yesterday a customer we sold some goats to several months ago called and asked the wife to come over because they were having some problems with the goats. The momma goat had a bad infection in her utter and could not nurse the babies. Luckily this was not any nanny goats we sold them.
They were fed up with all the problems they were having trying to raise goats and told the wife to just take them all. They even gave back the goats we sold them in the first place.

I hate the fact they were having so many problems and I hate the fact their problems are now my problems and we now have two bottle babies that will take more money to raise than we can ever get out of them and a nanny that can not be bred again. The other goats they gave us might be able to make up for the loss though. I already sold them once.
The people said they want to raise goats later when they move to their bigger farm down South and I don't blame them one bit. I went over to their house a few months back to help deliver some babies only to have it end with putting the nanny down. It was a bad deal.

They also tried to give us a pig. They have been trying to give me this pig for several months and I just don't want a old pot belly pig that has an attitude.

It is to hot to go out and take pictures of the new babies but I will have some on here tomorrow.       


  1. Oh I feel for you. I don't know anything about goats, but is the infection in the udder something that can be transmitted to the other livestock? I don't know, I'm just thinking bacteria is bacteria ...that would be a nightmare on top of a nightmare. If you get the infection cleared up, maybe you can sell or place the goat as a companion animal. Some people want a goat but don't want to breed goats. I wish you the best.

  2. Like HossBoss I have little knowledge of goats. Ate some many years ago in Kenya where the cooking conditions left much to be desired. That meal was, to me, lacking.
    So, is it possible to fill the freezer with these critters?

  3. What kind of goats are these. I may know someone in your area interested.

  4. Thank yall for commenting.

    HossBoss-the infection can be cleared up and we are on the way to doing that. Once it is all healthy again I will advertise it as a, like you said, a companion goat.

    Stephen - It5 is and that is one part of the plan if "IT" happens. They are a good source of food and cheaper to raise than cows. Without power in the summer, a cow would be to much meat to try and save. A goat can be eaten in a couple of days and what is left over can be made out to be jerky. I have had goat many times and the taste depends on the process of the animal and the way you cook it.

    Genevieve - They are pygmy goats. If you know someone that wants a couple of bottle babies and a companion goat, I can make one heck of a deal on them.

  5. I have purchased nannies from you as well and they are thriving. We now have 4 kids that are such a joy. I enjoy visiting your blog. Wish you were not so far away I would love additions.

  6. Anonymous - Thank you for posting. Maybe the new picture on today's post will entice you to drive back over here and get these cute little things.
    I am glad to get some good feedback on the nannies.
    Thanks again for the comment.

  7. I talked to our daughter last night and even though it tugged at her heart strings. Really strong might I add. She says that realistically she wouldn't have the space for them in the long run without causing her husband to extend the fence. She did say if you had problems placing the nanny to let her know in about a week. Taking on one would be easier than 3. She has 3 grown pygmy goats and 2 kids less than a month old at this time. She doesn't plan on breeding them anymore either so the nanny would have a good home. Not to mention my granddaughters who love them.

  8. I had two black nubian goats. I liked them a lot. But they wouldn't eat the grass in the meadow, and they wouldn't eat thistles. They would eat parts of the vehicles like hoses, and they liked to eat the wood on the side of the house. I found an old guy who kept animals for companions and I gave him the goats. He promised not to sell them to Mexicans so they wouldn't get eaten. I see them in their pasture sometimes when I drive by out that way, with two other goats that are furry and white, a donkey, a cow, and a mule. They like it better there with all their pals, I'm sure.