This is a guest post I wrote for Common Sense Homesteading, sharing my story and mistakes I made when buying goats.
Goats for Sale – 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Goats
“Mistakes are a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share.”
— Steve Harvey
Goats for Sale – Some Background Information
I grew up in an itty bitty town in the middle of nowhere, where kids played in grain silos, teens raced to beat the train (not a recommended past-time), and two weeks off during deer-hunting season was an excused absence from school.
Wanting to escape the harsh winters, I moved to a tourist town by the beach and traded the notion of ever owning a homestead for flip flops and surf boards. It wasn’t until years later that I realized you can make a homestead right where you are with what you have, and so our journey began.
Then I got a call that would change our path and take our beach side homestead up a notch.
Continuing reading here