Introduction

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by cybercat, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. cybercat

    cybercat New Member

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    Well, it seems I put the cart before the goat as I posted a topic without introducing myself. So without futher ado...

    Hello all my name is Tamara 44 married no kids and I live in TN where we just moved to are our land last year. We are also pretty new to the state as we have only lived in it 3 years. Some of you do know of me from other lists and groups like Homesteading Today and soap lists and some goat and chicken groups. I do not post often as I am a major reader and most of my questions have been answer as I read. Since I do not own goats yet that means I do not have much to say. :(

    I personally have a long indepth history with pet animals. My hubby on the other hand has it with dairy cows and pigs as a kid. Neither of us have much with goats. So I am reading and reading and reading. :crazy :rofl

    I have decided after puppy grew up into a monster. She tops out now at 27" tall :O that I had to go with standard dairy goats as oppose to minis like I was thinking. She goes next door to play with the neibors cows and calfs burning off her energy. Anyway my choise because she is gun shy and timid some was for La Manchas as the are a more peacefull breed and quite compare to most. I joined the LM talk list and am in touch with a local breeder that was refered to me. I use my same standard to look at a breeder as I did when I was breeding top line import German Shepherds years ago.

    Due to many factors here breeders are getting very limited due to drought and gas being so high when it was this past year. Luckily a few good ones are still around and I was refer to them by others from out of state. Thank You Vicky for that great post way back on what a newbie should look for in a breeder. That helped some as I was thinking of one breeder before I was refered and that post made me take a second look before contacting them. That thread should have been a sticky.

    Ok, all for now I am off to read some more. :biggrin
     
  2. coso

    coso Guest

    Welcome Tamara. :welcome
     

  3. Sheryl

    Sheryl New Member

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    Welcome cybercat. This is a great list for goat raisers/breeders.

    Sheryl
     
  4. Ravens Haven

    Ravens Haven New Member

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    Welcome to the forum and your adventure into Lamanchas. I have a herd of them and they are GREAT!!!!
     
  5. shawhee

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    Hello and Welcome :D


    Shawna
     
  6. Terry

    Terry Member

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    Welcome to the forum
     
  7. Haglerfarm

    Haglerfarm New Member

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    Welcome Tamera, to the list and to the state. Where in Tennessee are you?
    I am near Paris and Kentucky Lake and raise Nubians.
    If I can be of any help, just ask.
    Leslie
     
  8. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    Hi and WELCOME!! yep there is a whole lot to read and learn here. By the way I have two large LDG's in with my mini's :)
     
  9. Belle

    Belle New Member

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    Hello and Welcome!
     
  10. Caprine Beings

    Caprine Beings New Member

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    Welcome to the forum Tamara, and welcome to the neverending joy of goats. Tammy and Lindsey.
     
  11. Agape Oaks

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    Welcome Tamara! I have La Manchas & Nigerians & love both breeds. BTW- my huge Pyr lies on the ground for my tiny baby Nigies to climb on :)
     
  12. 2Sticks

    2Sticks New Member

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    Hi Tamara,
    Very good to meet you! This forum is a wonderful place to be!

    Tamera :?
     
  13. pokyone42

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  14. cybercat

    cybercat New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome all.

    Leslie I am in Greene County which is way East of you.
     
  15. Gunnie

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    Hey there! :welcome
     
  16. Bethany

    Bethany New Member

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    Hi Tamara, welcome to the forum! :)
     
  17. Haglerfarm

    Haglerfarm New Member

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    I have lots of friends in your neck of the woods.
    Are you any where near Chuckey? If so, Paul Fox lives there and has the Foxwood herd. Very nice and helpful person, so is his wife Melinda.
    Leslie
     
  18. cybercat

    cybercat New Member

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    Leslie,

    That is the other side of town for us about 15 to 20 mins. Fowwood breeds ND right?
     
  19. Haglerfarm

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    No, originally he had Nubians, but mostly he has Alpines now.
    Les