Goat Care 101: Start managing a successful backyard herd

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  • Lost Peacock Creamery
  • 5504 Cross Creek Lane NE, Olympia, WA 98516
  • Phone (360) 280-6730
  • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price $45

Saturday, March 10th from 10 AM to 1:00 PM

So you're thinking about goats?

Maybe you've seen goat yoga videos, goats in pajamas jumping off hay bales, lots of goat selfies and are wondering what all the fuss is about.

Learn all about the joys and drama involved with goat ownership including hoof trimming, giving shots, drawing blood, giving boluses health maintenance, diet, and a brief overview of home milking (a more in-depth milking class will be offered in late spring).

Participants will receive helpful handouts to take home and have the ability to interact with baby goats and goats in milk. In this class we'll talk about the many attributes of the dairy goat; what makes them an excellent addition to your life as a companion but also as a source of milk! This will be a hands-on discussion so participants should come prepared to practice hoof trimming, administering shots and boluses, and spend time in the pasture with the girls, along with having a brief tour of the dairy and milking parlor.

Goat cheese from the farm will be provided for snacks.

You can expect to get dirty, leave happy, and be ready for your own backyard goat family!

Please note: This class has a very intense curriculum. Children age 10 and older are welcome. Tickets are non-refundable.

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  • Lost Peacock Creamery
  • Dates 3/10/2018
  • Price $45