Goat love

We spent the weekend in Minneapolis peddling soap and meeting a few of you lovely people at No Coast Craft.

Good times were had and we've only just rolled into town to snuggle our pets, unpack our bags, and shovel some snow. (Snow!)

It was cold and snowy in the Cities, too. While in Minneapolis Sage said, "It's feels warm out today. I wonder what the temp is." And it was 6 F. Because 6 F is warm after a day spent around ten-below.

And so, for now, this.

Some goat goodness to get us by, from the day we left.

Because, well, because they're adorable.

That's why.

Nubian goats | Clean.

Nubian Goats | Clean.

Nubian goats | Clean.

Nubian goats | Clean.

Nubian goats | Clean.

Nubian goats | Clean.

Nubian goats | Clean.

Nubian goats | Clean.

Nubian goats | Clean.

Oh, sweet goaty girls.

I thought I was a sheep person until we met.

But now I know different.

Now I know that yes, sheep are lovely. (that wool! that fuzzy cuteness on the hillside!)

I don't expect we'll ever question that decision. Sheep! What's not to love?

(Hey – where are you going? Did I startle you? Sheep, come back!)

But goats are something all together different.

Goats are magic.

Like a golden retriever that gives milk.

(That sounds really strange. But I think you get the gist.)

I didn't get the goat magic until we met them.

But they are something special.

Goats are loving and sweet and sort of needy.

They are snuggly and bossy and hilarious.

Goats. Are. Fabulous.


And these two?

Well, they've simply stolen our hearts.


19 thoughts on “Goat love

  1. brooke says:

    Aurgh! I have been rethinking my no goat stance and would like to try one next summer. We had bottle fed lambs last year and they are lovely. And…..very sheep like. I kind of found them drama queens. Such beautiful photos!

  2. Emily says:

    I dream of having a goat or six one day. Many, many years ago, there was a man on the NPR station in Dallas and every year he would host a Christmas Blockbuster – 48 hours of trivia, songs, stories, etc. I loved it. Every year he played this song: http://youtu.be/NT68fY2lsRs It’s silly, but fun. Enjoy!

  3. Laura Jeanne says:

    Sweet photos. We are thinking of getting a few goats next year, although we still need to research everything. The idea of getting fresh raw milk, along with cute, funny pets, is just wonderful.

  4. alana rasbach says:

    Your photography is fabulous by the way. This post and http://lusaorganics.typepad.com/clean/2013/12/get-in-it.html this one I could just eat the images.

    We are eventually getting some sheep in the future (we JUST moved out of the city to our 12 acre share) and have also considered goats…but what holds me back is their peskiness. I’ve heard they are hard to keep out of your garden and like to escape. What have you found helpful with this?

  5. KC says:

    I’ve heard so many wonderful things about goats. One day when we get a place of our own I would like to have a goat, or two I suppose they need to come in pairs to have a friend right?

    Also I got the soap I ordered over the weekend and every single time I get a package from Lusa I have to smell the envelope. It’s like magic! If your house smells as good as that envelope then I’m glad I’m 1,000 miles away because I’d never want to leave if I visited you. 🙂

  6. Jeanette says:

    Love this…we feel the same way about our goats! They are so loving and sweet and wonderful and they make me smile. We received our soap order the other day and it was wonderful…thank you!

  7. TerriSue says:

    I have wanted goats since my children were small. They are now 28 and 30 years old. It probably goes back further then that. It was always the goats I headed to at petting farms.

  8. Rachel Wolf says:

    Alana, Truly, we’ve had not trouble with these goats. I have heard that Nubians (what we have) are the sweetest and least escape-y. Seems true to me, though I know nothing else. The little one has slipped out three times and she just stands by the fence near her mama, crying to be let back in.

    Thank you for the kind words about the photos. Both sets were taken on the same day. The light was heavenly!

  9. Isis- Little Mountain Haven says:

    I’ve been day dreaming of getting some goats the past few months.. even sneaking goat books into the house to do more research…*ahem that was yesterday*. The price of milk, butter and cheese is so high that I can’t help but ponder over the idea of adding goats to our homestead.
    Lovely pictures!

  10. Jenn says:

    Oh how I would love a goat or two. But same here, I have heard nothing but stories of escape and garden destruction! How big of an area do you have them fenced in?

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