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newton's the goats journal

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by newton the goat, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Feb 12, 2019
    newton the goat

    newton the goat True BYH Addict

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    To be honest i havent figured out how long it will take yet. Thats what i was hoping to discuss with all of you as i dont know how long i would end up out there haha
     
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  2. Feb 12, 2019
    newton the goat

    newton the goat True BYH Addict

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    Ohhhhh ok
     
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  3. Feb 12, 2019
    Bruce

    Bruce Herd Master

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    It can be though I gather not nearly as often (or is that continuous?) as you apparently have. Seems like it mostly in November. No green other than evergreen trees, no snow so just ugly brown. There can be some very pretty pale blue skies on a clear day. Very different from summer sky blue.

    As long as we (collectively) can keep you! So if you are going to be out a year, you could come by here in May and help with the alpacas ;) I noticed today that Teddy is really in need of a hoof trim but I think I'll wait for:
    • when someone else is here to help hold him
    • a somewhat warmer day than we have had of late
    DD1 will be home for 6 days (well 4 useful ones) next week so maybe I'll be lucky and it will be a bit warmer then. We did their hooves before we "sheared" them last spring. The weren't happy but not nearly as feisty (or is that POed?) as during the "shearing".
     
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  4. Feb 26, 2019
    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead Herd Master

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    Some thoughts on your journey...map it out like a loop. I agree with starting north since it’ll be Sept. I may miss an area or someone but this gives an idea... @RollingAcres @luvmypets and @Bruce are in the northeast. Visit them first according to proximity. Plan each visit based on what you can experience. Like I can get you a day with a local vet to job shadow and maybe an ag teacher too. That will take individual planning and communication with each person to see what they have in mind for you and what you plan to help them do. Most have said you can stay as long as you like so it doesn’t have to be set in stone.

    From the Northeast, head down the coast. This would be @farmerjan in Virginia then @OneFineAcre and @Southern by choice / @Goat Whisperer are in North Carolina.

    (I can’t remember who was on board so I may be throwing in some extra names. Keep that in mind.)

    From there to Florida (further down the coast) is @B&B Happy goats and @CntryBoy777. There’s another goat person in Fl but I’m pulling a blank on the screen name.

    Head west from there to Texas. That would be @greybeard, @Baymule, @Devonviolet. I think you could spend some extended time with the latter two. They both have so many things that they do that you’d find interesting. Also @Ferguson K has a ton of poultry and rabbits. You might be able to accompany her to a show. I’m sure that’d be a great help to her and a great experience for you.

    Jut north for a short time to get @Senile_Texas_Aggie and @goatgurl who are north of Texas.

    Further west next to Utah or Nevada (sorry don’t recall which) to @High Desert Cowboy.

    California is naturally next. That gives you @Ridgetop then if you time it right, you can hit @babsbag for spring kidding and milking. @ragdollcatlady is also currently in California. (Ridgetop also got a Pup recently from someone east of her that may be a neat visit that she might be able to assist in arranging.)

    Coming back across, I can’t think of anyone until Minnesota and that’s @samssimonsays. Wisconsin is @Hens and Roos.

    Swing south to Tennessee and hang out with @Rammy and @Mike CHS. From there, head north to Indiana. @mystang89 and I are in the southern part and only about 40 min apart. @Pastor Dave is about two hours north of us. Then north of him is @promiseacres just less than two hours.

    Next is north again to Michigan to catch @misfitmorgan. That puts you pretty close to the Canadian border and easy access to return to your home country.


    This just made sense to me. Do with it what you wish. I’m sure I’ve left some out.

    Depending on when you are near us, we have lots of neat things going on in Louisville. Feb is the National Farm Machinery Show, August is Kentucky State Fair, Nov is the North American International Livestock Exposition.

    Kansas City, Dallas, and Denver have huge stock shows also. With the Louisville show, they are called the Big 4.

    Decide where you want to start and make contacts to see what there is to do. Timeframes will give me a better idea of what to offer.

    I know a Show cattle operation in Michigan that’s bigger than ours that I could probably arrange a tour of. It’d be a day trip but neat to see. He also runs a local slaughterhouse...may be able to check that out too.

    Depending on funds, you could get trained at a seminar with licensing for artificial insemjnation in cattle. They offer that locally in April each year but more regularly at other locations if you are interested.

    Make sure you know of any sites you want to take in. Like maybe spend a weekend in Washington DC to take in the sites, even if you just walk and don’t pay to go in anything.

    I’ve rambled enough but have one more thought. Sullivan University in Louisville has a culinary arts program. It’s about an hour from my house. You might be able to visit there and find out how to apply. I’m sure we could work out something reasonable for room and board if you wanted to commute.

    We’d like to go on vacation for a week in March 2020. Need someone to watch the farm. You could potentially get paid to stay here and milk goats while we are gone.

    I’ve rambled more. Lol
     
  5. Feb 26, 2019
    Wehner Homestead

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    Oh and @ohiogoatgirl is in Ohio. Hmmm...I know I’m missing others too...
     
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    Wehner Homestead

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    I know some cattle people in Iowa too...
     
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    Wehner Homestead

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    I have goats from a lady in Michigan that’s super sweet too.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2019
    mystang89

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    There ya go. You don't even need to worry about the itinerary lol. Already don't for ya :D
     
  9. Feb 26, 2019
    newton the goat

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    Seems like it :lol:
    Thank you for everything so far @Wehner Homestead i really appreciate how much thought you are putting into this! I just sent out an application for my new passport so hopefully that doesnt hinder the planned schedule.
     
  10. Feb 26, 2019
    Ferguson K

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    Heck of a plan!
     
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