I don’t recall when I encountered my first goat, but I’m sure it was in the early days of my youth. I grew up on the plains of Illinois in the land of Lincoln, surrounded by hog and dairy farms.
I remember spending the summer of 1983 on my uncle’s farm in Minnesota where I helped raise a mixture of about a couple hundred chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, sheep, and geese. I’m not sure who helped who, but I learned a lot about and from the goats, chickens, and bunnies that summer.
Now, I live on the top of a small mountain in Tennessee, where we have had cats, chickens, and rabbits for some time. They run around our property and the property of our neighbors most of the day and then find their way home at night.
I’m building this site in memory of all of these wonderful experiences and as a way to frame my studies for Boer Goats.
I’ve always liked the backyard bunnies and our backyard chickens, but will likely add in goats over time. We currently favor the versatility of the Boer goats and want to know more about them.
In any case, I hope you enjoy my public collection of online Boer Goat research and investigation.