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My Mom had a donkey cart when she was a kid. They lived in the Rio Grande Valley in deep south Texas. Burros ran wild, if you wanted one, you just caught it and tamed it. Knowing my grandparents, I'm sure that they bought one already trained.
 

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Goat cart, anyone?


I have a photo of my mom at about 4 years old, with her brother, 3 YO, in a goat cart. Mom is smiling and happy, Uncle Clyde is scowling. Mom said the photographer gave up trying to make him smile and just took the photo.
 

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Here's a concise, illustrated guide to goat care. It may be useful when someone shows interest in owning goats but has no clue...

 

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Boy, it's been like forever since I've posted anything! A lot has happened in that time, too. But as to the "why?" Because I have never gotten used to the format change that happened last year. Actually, I don't remember when it was, but I had just settled into the rhythm of posting and reading etc, when I was thrown off by a new process that doesn't seem to be as intuitive to me. I hate leaving a community that I have started to become a part of, but I also hate the feeling that I have to make several attempts to get a simple post out or follow someone or whatever. And also, because some of the regular members I had enjoyed reading have stopped posting, it lacks the same feel. That can be overcome by reading more, but I am not sure I have the energy.
 

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In case anyone was wondering, our goats and chickens are doing fine this spring. The weather has been wonderfully cool, a little wet, but more like "spring" the way it was meant to be rather than a comma between winter and summer as is our usual in North Carolina. We've had four kiddings in the months of March and April and ended up with six doelings and two bucklings. Two of the dams are first fresheners who had twins and trips. What's more is that all are reserved and healthy. I was able to sell two older bucks this spring who had been taking up excess space, feed, and concern. That has helped a lot. I am feeling more in control of the direction my farm is moving because I have more experience under my belt.
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It took me a while to get back into the swing of things when the format changed too and it felt kinda overwhelming. I just posted on my own journal until I was comfortable enough to start getting back into reading and catching up. Maybe try that and see how you feel?

And x2 on what @B&B Happy goats said — so adorable 😍
 
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