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Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Karen Bailey, Dec 23, 2007.

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  1. Karen Bailey

    Karen Bailey New Member

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    I'm Karen Bailey and I've been a lurker on this forum for almost a year. Those people who have met me (Kaye, Sharon) can attest that I usually do a lot more listening than talking, especially in a group situation. But as my children have grown up and left home, I have become more loquacious (great word!), especially on any topic concerning my beloved goats!

    I've been raising Nubians for 10 years now in Central Arkansas. I keep a closed herd, so my girls don't go to shows, but I enjoy going to a goat show and seeing everyone else's goats. I breed for milk production, and because I love the milk and can't do without, I milk my does through on extended lactations with only some of them bred to kid and freshen each year.

    I drink a lot of milk, but also enjoy making cheese, butter, ice cream, fudge and soap.

    After thinking about it for nearly 2 years, I finally started working on a farm web site. I learned many things in the past 3 weeks. One, I had to learn about digital cameras so I could intelligently choose one that would do the job. Cheap Walmart digital cameras take fuzzy pictures, no matter what settings you try! Then I had to learn how to use that camera - take pictures, download to the computer, upload to web site, re-size...oh my! Now I'm waiting for Spring to arrive - sunny days with green grass and leafy trees, does with full udders, kids running around doing cute things - so I can take more pictures. But the bare bones are there, if you would like to know more about me and my farm. The address is:
    http://www.freewebs.com/calmgentledairygoatfarm/index.htm

    Any way, I hope to join in on some of the forum discussions now. There have been many really interesting topics and I've learned a lot from you all, as well as just enjoying being around people who like to talk about goats.

    Karen
     
  2. whimmididdle

    whimmididdle Guest

    Welcome to the forum
    :rofl "loquacious"
    You made me go look this one up :laughcry
     

  3. Karen Bailey

    Karen Bailey New Member

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    My Grandmother always said we needed to learn more of those words in the dictionary instead of using the same old ones all the time. I learned lots of interesting words from her!
    Karen
     
  4. Chaty

    Chaty New Member

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    Welcome Karen ... I knew a Karen Bailey from Texas many years ago. But You are probably not here as this was her madien name. Welcome to DGI...hope you enjoy it as much as I do...
     
  5. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    Welcome out of lurkdom. :D Thanks for the introduction. It's always nice to be able to 'meet' new members!

    Sara
     
  6. cmharris6002

    cmharris6002 Guest

    Welcome Karen!

    Christy
     
  7. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    Welcome Karen, 10 years in Nubians and I don't know your name...yep lurkdom for sure!!!

    Nubians and soap, you should fit right in :) Welcome. Vicki
     
  8. Kaye White

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    HEY, Karen, glad you finally came out of hiding...you'll like this bunch! We joke and banter a lot but get serious when need be.
    Welcome,
    Kaye
     
  9. Sondra

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    Hi Karen WELCOME!!
    Yep we love our goats too so your going to fit right in. Give us some more pointers on soap.
     
  10. wheytogosaanens

    wheytogosaanens New Member

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    Welcome Karen,

    You already know we are nuts....now you can share some of your craziness...this makes the rest of us feel better. :)

    Camille
     
  11. leslieh

    leslieh New Member

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    Welcome! :D

    Leslie
     
  12. Keeperofmany

    Keeperofmany New Member

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    Welcome Karen. Nice to meet you. I am sort of a lurker to. Gotta love those Nubians.
     
  13. Josie

    Josie New Member

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    Welcome!! Nice to meet another new member! I tend to "lurk" too, but really love this forum. Good to "meet" you!
     
  14. J-Basqo

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    Welcome Karen! It is always nice meeting new goat breeders and especially nice to meet more Nubian Lovers! :)
    P.S. Lurking is my specialty to..Read and Learn!! :biggrin
    Patina
     
  15. Ashley

    Ashley New Member

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    Hello fellow Arkansawyer! Glad to see a nubian breeder in the area (well, sorta close, I am almost to MO).
     
  16. goatmom

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    Welcome Karen! Hope you start contributing.

    Great start on your web site - can't wait to see some pics of your girls.

    I'm up here in NW AR.
     
  17. goatkid

    goatkid New Member

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    Welcome Karen. I raise Nubians, too.
     
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