I Want the Animals, But I’m Not Sure About the Farm…

Okay, so I have this thing where I really, really want an array of animals. Not just dogs or cats, though… I want goats, chickens, maybe a couple of sheep, too… I’m not so hot on having a cow or a horse. I wouldn’t turn down either of them, but they’re not at the top of my list.

Goats and chickens? Yes please!

So, the logical answer to my desires is to move to a farm and start enjoying my livestock. Eh. Who needs the whole farm? Can’t I just have my tiny little cottage with a big yard and some goats and chickens and dogs running around? That’s totally doable, right? Throw a little lamb in there and I’m officially the cutest house in the neighborhood.

I don’t need to grow crops and crap, though, do I? And I’m definitely not planning on slaughtering those adorable creatures. No, sir. They will get old and die of natural causes… or they’ll kill each other.

I mean, let’s look at this logically:

  • Chickens = Delicious Eggs.
  • Goats = Delicious milk and cheese, plus this hilarious stuff.
  • Lamb/Sheep = ADORABLE, plus I could use their wool for crafts! And I would only speak to them in a Scottish accent, so that’s a mega win. Obviously.

So, really, my plan is full proof! And sure… I’ll have a vegetable garden because that’s just nice.

Okay, so maybe what this really means is that I’m going to end up with a very tiny farm… Is there a special word for that? Like a farmlet? I hope so…

Hm… Maybe I should present all of these ideas to Dragon while he’s still got the sicks so that he’s to hazy to say no…

 

Happy farming Tuesday, everyone!!

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19 Responses to I Want the Animals, But I’m Not Sure About the Farm…

  1. I believe your logic to be undeniable

  2. May I suggest ducks? Of course, I would say that. 😉

  3. Rabbits would also be a cute addition…even though they are chewing menaces. But so are goats, so train them to chew your lawn into manicured perfection and you won’t have to ever worry about mowing the lawn again.

  4. It is super timely and pertinent that you’re posting about this today because I’m at Spicy Lamb right now having all kinds of big thoughts about small farms/the prospect of caring for one someday… les’chat, mkay

  5. Tamara says:

    Ducks! I love that idea. We’re on four acres of land here. A built in fence. A chicken coop. We have zero animals, though, since we moved here in the last year or so AND had a second baby. It’s gonna happen. Someday.

  6. You better believe there’s one thing you’ll have to deal with. Poop. Lots and LOTS of poop. Do you know how much milk a goat produces, also? The smallest dairy goat in the world can produce 5 quarts each day. I don’t know about you, but I can’t use 5 quarts of milk each day. 😛 I refute your logic!

  7. Jean says:

    Farmlet works for me. Make sure your bf is hopped up on Nyquil! Then you can have barn kitties. Something extra adorable about that.

  8. Geese will eat your lawn and will be a welcome addition. They will honk and scare intruders away. Useful if you decide not to get the goats, after all. How about Angora rabbits? Peacocks?

  9. -j says:

    I say go for it! Especially the chickens. And get a rooster because they’re pretty sassy. I can’t believe we blogged about the same topic on the same day … we might be twins. 🙂
    – Jen

  10. filbio says:

    Emu’s. You have to have a few Emu’s. I don’t know what they are but they sound fun.

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