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Holy cow... uh goat

February 20th, 2015 at 11:32 am

My goodness. I just typed out my goat waiting list, and organized it by date that they reserved because the next kidding season is soon...

I just counted and I'm at over 80 doelings. Not counting bucklings, which there is probably another 20...

That is 100 babies! There is no way in heck that I will have 100 babies.

That is only from 2014/2015, older than that I just took them off the list since they haven't shown any interest since. That also doesn't count, all the babies I've sold last year.

I've been telling people that the list was long and that I couldn't guarantee I would have any, (most likely not) but I didn't realize how long...

If all the goats took, I currently have 12 does pregnant...

Plus the 9 at mom's that have already kidded, which only had 6 girls! (Buck year)

Yikes! I'm hoping some have changed their minds. Otherwise they are going to be waiting for a while.

I guess I'm going to have to start turning people away. That's a shame. The problem is I can't make my herd bigger because I need to sell them, not hang into them. I bought 5 last year from another breeder, but I have just as much trouble as other people do, and had to wait years for them, and drive 24 hours one way!

I might be raising prices again next year. I can't keep up with demand.

5 Responses to “Holy cow... uh goat”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    That doesn't surprise me. Kinders are hard to find.

  2. snafu Says:

    How wonderful to be in a business with a high demand. Hope you're keeping up to date with prices for doelings and bucks in your region. Would it be helpful to send a blind copy e-mail to your potential.listed clients asking those whose request your are most likely to fill to confirm they are still interested and the month the kids will likely be ready to re-home?

    How is your new job? Do you miss your previous employment? We're all looking forward to the next instalment of Goatee. I'm guessing you are really busy and hope all is well.

  3. DecisiveParadox Says:

    I will confess, if you told me there was a waiting list for goats I would have thought you were kidding. . . . get it :P
    I couldn't resist!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is a pretty good problem to have. Smile

  5. rob62521 Says:

    That is great...decisive paradox...love the joke too!

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