Goats For Sale!

Six of this year’s precious bucklings-turned-wethers (castrated goat) spent the summer at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo!  Did you see them?  They were in My Big Back Yard, an exhibit with chickens, goats, bees, an occasional come-and-pet-me-I’m-a-tarantula! and a gigantic leaky hose.  The zoo keepers taught them special tricks (like walking on a high beam) and guided them through their daily routine with only food…no physical reinforcement.  They are the best trained goats I’ve ever been around.  As evidence to prove this point, the day I went to band them (ie bloodless castration) and was planning to deal with screaming goats fully resisting the situation, they pranced right into the makeshift procedure area, spread their legs and squatted, inviting me to place an extremely tight rubber band around the dangling bag.  They made nary a peep.

Three of the little darlings have been sold, but THREE ARE AVAILABLE!  They are currently 6 months old, are nubian and nubian-sanaan-alpine crosses (i.e. full sized goats).  If you want to own one of The Goat Cheese Lady’s adorable, zoo-trained wethers, they will make better pets than the family dog.

Why own a wether?  They require little maintenance beside food, water, and shelter.  They don’t need to be milked and they don’t stink (as opposed to their testicularly intact counterparts who attain the gut wrenching stench that makes goats famous for being foul odored).  They eat weeds, can be trained to carry cargo for pack trips and make great companions for lonely horses. Wethers, like any goat, are curious and require good fencing to keep them out of your roses and in their pen.

The 3 remaining wethers are available for reservation now, and pick up on Thursday, September 24, when they are released from their child-entertaining duties at the zoo.  They are $200 each.

Please call me directly if you are interested or if you have any questions.  We look forward to finding them great homes!

– The Goat Cheese Lady, 719-651-9819

About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Growing up, the closest thing I had to farm animals were a cat and a cockatiel. In 2009, Herbert (my husband) and I bought our first milk goat and I instantly became an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life..before I knew “urban homesteading” was a thing. That’s when we began The Goat Cheese Lady Farm, hence The Goat Cheese Lady blog you’re visiting now. After moving to the country in 2014, I embarked on life as a rural farmgirl. We continued teaching farm and cheesemaking classes, raising more goats and began construction on our cheese creamery. But life had other plans and in 2017, we decided that, due to financial and health issues, we had to close the farm for business. No more classes, no more creamery, a lot less milking. We went back to off farm jobs, I as an Occupational Therapist, Herbert in construction with his business, D&A Home Remodeling. At that point, I made a silent promise to myself that I would corral my entrepreneurial mind and focus on a job for a year. Well, it has been a year and I am back. Not to classes, cheese, soap or lotion, but back to writing. I love it. I’m not sure where it will lead me, but that’s where I’m starting. I’ll continue to write as The Goat Cheese Lady for now, and whatever the future holds, I’ll let you know. Our two boys are 14 and 11 and continue to be louder than my sister and I ever were. We have two dogs, Montaña and Flash, a cat, Jumpy, a flock of chickens and three goats. Yes, we still have Lucy, the goat who helped us start it all and was milked by over 1,000 people. She’s retired but still the boss. Chocolate provides enough milk for our family with some to spare for the dogs. Soccer friends, school friends, coyotes and mice are frequent visitors. There are way too many flies and every so often we see an owl. I’m glad you’re here. Sometimes you’ll laugh out loud, other times you’ll be inspired to appreciate the small things. My hope is that, over your morning cup of coffee or your afternoon work break, you’ll enjoy the antics and inspiration that are my daily life. Lindsey
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