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post #11 of 15 Old 09-22-2012, 10:07 AM
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Haha...no goat. Uh uuuuuh, went down that road once before - and found out why the devil is often depicted as being half. It was so bad, my family still asks to hear "the goat stories" at gatherings!!! If one of those horrid beasts (goats) would work..it would be nice, since it would get little of my affection (she stresses over that, too) and I wouldn't even feel guilty. :) But it will be a cold day before I got another!!!!

Llamas just don't seem like they would suit me - but I never knew they stomped snakes...maybe I will look into them!

Thanks for liking my post even though the "like-er" was broken.
Ahhhh, you just had the wrong kind of goat. There are devil goats, to be sure, but there are sweet, nice, stay in the fence goats too. Honest I swear!

I never considered myself a llama person. Ever. Didn't like them.
Whenever I saw them I always asked... "What's the point?....I mean really people... why?"
But when I started with alpacas they were the best thing for guarding the herd. So I grew a pair ( ) and bought two guard llamas. After all, alpacas used to be expensive... the least I could do was tolerate a llama or two for the good of the herd. How bad could it be?

Ha! Fooled me. Their shy inquisitive nature is just endearing! They don't need humans what so ever, so not giving them affection is just fine with them, but they can be very respectful and survive on so little.
They are very self sufficient, easy to care for, and depending on what type of coat they have (their wool [we say fiber] comes in different varieties of thickness and type) you may not need to ever have them sheared. Or like me... learn to hand shear.
And... they are neat to just watch.
I'm still not a "all things llama" type of person, but I do like my own.
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Ahhhh, you just had the wrong kind of goat. There are devil goats, to be sure, but there are sweet, nice, stay in the fence goats too. Honest I swear!

I never considered myself a llama person. Ever. Didn't like them.
Whenever I saw them I always asked... "What's the point?....I mean really people... why?"
But when I started with alpacas they were the best thing for guarding the herd. So I grew a pair ( ) and bought two guard llamas. After all, alpacas used to be expensive... the least I could do was tolerate a llama or two for the good of the herd. How bad could it be?

Ha! Fooled me. Their shy inquisitive nature is just endearing! They don't need humans what so ever, so not giving them affection is just fine with them, but they can be very respectful and survive on so little.
They are very self sufficient, easy to care for, and depending on what type of coat they have (their wool [we say fiber] comes in different varieties of thickness and type) you may not need to ever have them sheared. Or like me... learn to hand shear.
And... they are neat to just watch.
I'm still not a "all things llama" type of person, but I do like my own.
haha.

You make them sound interesting. I will have to look around. I haven't seen many in these parts. When we use to raise high quality expensive grass hay we would sell it by the ton (a lot of growers only sold by the stack), sometimes people with llamas would come out of state to buy it for their llamas. I always thought (didn't say, of course), "You mean to tell me you are going to buy this hay for a llama!? Aren't they suppose to eat weeds?"

The shearing part doesn't sound like it fits w my lazy nature. :) I will have to look for "short fibered" .:)

Thanks for the suggestion...it has me thinking.

Ps..yeah, the like button isn't working for me, now, either. I liked your post ^, didn't work.

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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post #13 of 15 Old 09-23-2012, 10:39 AM
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My donkeys are great! I have two. They will also protect your horse (and your land, for that matter) mine kill racoons. They're great. I also have two Nigerian Dwarf Goats, they work great to, sweet as can be!

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Awe...poor racoons! My mare kills pack-rats. I am not sure why...they are harmless.

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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Missy May, just want you to know we LOVE our Donk. She is gentle, sweet, affectionate, intelligent, eager to learn and protective.She follows us on rides, calls for me when I am driving into our driveway, and follows me everywhere as I do my chores. Controlling her diet is a little inconvenient but totally worth it to have her. A grazing muzzle is all you need.

And my mare adores her. They do everything together.
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