soon fall in love with these beautiful creatures. This herd of goats we built soon seemed just like dogs to me. Each has a personality of its own. One of our boer goats, Precious, thinks she is a dog. She’ll jump up on you, smell you for food, follow you in the shed and run up to you to be rubbed.
Besides having unique personalities, the Boer goat I find to be the most beautiful goats I’ve ever seen. When I see any other breeds I just look at them as goats. They are completely different then my beautiful boer goats. They do take some work to care for but it is well worth the reward they give you by lightening up your day when you go to feed them after a hard day at work.
Being two full time working parents, the goats have definitely given my husband and I something that we can share and work on together. Cleaning pins doesn’t sound that great, but when you’re doing it together, it’s really not that bad. It’s wonderful to see the kids interact with them too. I love that my sons will grow up learning about livestock and farming. One day when we have used up most of this planet’s resources, farming might be the way of life for most people. I think our small goat farm will help teach our boys responsibility and a little bit about hard work too. These goats are now a part of the Richter family and they contribute more than they will ever realize.