Archive for October, 2010

2011 Nanny Goats in Panties Calendar Now Available!

The other day my mom said to me, “Oh, a calendar arrived in the mail . . . it’s . . . um . . . all goats.”

Nana didn’t know about the 2011 Nanny Goats in Panties calendar, you see, and she most certainly didn’t know that if she flipped to her birthday month of April, she’d find her grandgoatbaby staring back at her.

That’s right! Pasqualina the pin-up goat is one of the caprine creatures featured in Margaret’s Nanny Goats in Panties 2011 Calendar:

Nanny Goat in Panties Calendar

If you follow some goat sites, you’ll see lots of familiar, adorable faces. Each photo is so ridiculously cute — if you don’t have goats now, tread carefully. This could send you over the edge.

Thanks so much Margaret of NGIP for putting this together!

Click on the calendar above or go directly to the Nanny Goats in Panties 2011 Calendar to order now!

Colbert Names Goats as Scapegoats for Unemployment Rate

We’ve talked about goats cleaning up the Vanderbilt Estate and also about some hardworking Goat Busters in Virginia, and now Stephen Colbert has caught on to the trend. Check out this *hilarious* report on those who have “gone goat”:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
People Destroying America- Goats Steal Landscaping Jobs
Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election March to Keep Fear Alive

And yes, goat berries (the real thing, not this site) play quite a role in the story!

This isn’t the first time Colbert has singled out goats on his show, either. Back when the George Clooney film The Men Who Stare at Goats was coming out, he did another ridiculously funny bit about the power of the goat:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Goat Lab – Jon Ronson
Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election March to Keep Fear Alive

It certainly seems like Colbert has a soft spot in his heart for goaties…and who could blame him? Come to the other side Stephen . . . the pasture is fine!

Walking a Mile in Your Goat’s Hoof Shoes

Sometimes as goat caretakers, we may find it difficult to really understand what a goat is going through whether it’s birth, weaning, milking, or other caprine activities.

Well, here’s our chance* to walk a mile in our goats’ shoes.

Classic black hoof boot

Classic black hoof boot

Perhaps, though, you were thinking a bit more . . . rustic?

Zip up front hoof boots

Zip up front hoof boots

Why yes those are gun goat hoof shoes

Why yes those are gun goat hoof shoes

And for those times when you’re just relaxing around the pen:

Hoof slippers

Hoof slippers

What do you think your kids (human or caprine) would say if they saw you in any of these?

*Click on the photos for source information.

GoatSpotting: Goat Busters!

Today’s GoatSpotting submission reminds us just how useful goats can be even for those who don’t raise them:

Click on the image to learn more about Goat Busters.

Click on the image to learn more about Goat Busters.

As we goat people know, our caprine friends are increasingly being “hired” to clear off land and whatnot — even by the Vanderbilt Estate! — especially on steep inclines and other precarious places that goaties just love.

Is it just me or are you also beginning to think goats could solve many of the world’s problems if given half the chance? Food and milk supplies, keeping weeds and overgrowth in check, and, ahem, fertilizing it all along the way with their amazing (and free!) goat berries.

Also, as noted by Jace Goodling of Bent Post Farm and Goat Busters, they also provide plenty of “agri-tainment!” Anyone who has ever watched goats for more than a minute understands this, I’m sure.

Special thanks to my friend Salena of The Daily Rant for this GoatSpotting!

Remember if you spot a goat out and about, snap a photo and send it along!

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