It would be really nice to have fresh milk. However, our backyard is too small for a cow (I'm not sure the city would allow that anyway!) and that's A LOT of milk. But a goat....a goat would be perfect. We could get a little goat. There's a problem though. We like to travel. When we go see Hubby's family we load the dog up in his crate and he rides in the back of the SUV. Guess we could get a goat crate? If we went camping, we could take the goat. It could go for walks with us like Ranger does.
But...what about when we go places where pets aren't allowed? Ranger has an automatic feeder so he's good for a weekend or so but someone would have to milk the goat. Maybe we could train the goat to operate an automatic milker. I'm sure with Ranger's help, they could figure it out. OK...not really.
I guess I've found my answer. Goats can't travel or stay alone and we would need a REALLY good friend to milk twice a day. That's too much of a burden.
Eh... no goat for me.
Do any of you have goats? What do you do if you want to leave town for a few days?