I'm reading a book right now about goat hobby farming, and I'd like to get a couple of goats. Maybe a milk goat so I can try making cheese and supply some milk for the family. And maybe a scrub goat or two to help keep the weeds and brush eaten down in the pasture. But I'm getting discouraged by all the many requirements and illnesses described in the book. The author makes is sound like they're fragile, get sick easily, and there's not much margin for error. I was around goats as a child (a neighbor lady had some) and I'm pretty capable with all kinds of pets, children, and my chickens, but how hard is it really to keep goats alive and healthy? We've got a huge pasture, a barn, and I'm home all day to take care of whatever the farm and animals need, but I'm not a veterinarian, and we can't afford massive vet bills either. I always thought goats were pretty independent and tough, but now I'm not so sure. What do you think?