Yesterday my wife and I stopped over at an old man's house along the way to home. The guy raises goats (for meat and for selling the nannies, I think) and pigeons (for show). Honestly, we got the impression that the old man didn't want to give away any trade secrets, because he kept saying "I don't really know what to tell you", when all we wanted to know was EVERYTHING there is to know about goats in a 15 minute span (just kidding, LOL). Basically we walked away feeling this way about goats: - they are beautfiul (we're animal lovers, and goats remind us of dogs with the way they look and act, they didn't like their ears messed with, though) - they seem gentle and aren't real big animals (like, say, cows) - we would have a difficult time parting with the goats in the event of selling them for meat, though my wife and I have talked it over a little bit and are trying to convince ourselves that "you have to do what you have to do to make it out in the country". - we would enjoy milking goats, though we've yet to taste goat's milk, and we don't know anyone that wants to buy goat's milk. If we didn't like the taste of goat's milk and couldn't find anyone to buy goat's milk, would it still be worth it to milk goats for the purpose of making things like soap and yogurt (the wife said she read something about making yogurt with goat's milk)? - goats seem sort of expensive to get started with (though the old man seemed to strongly suggest that we make all attempts to "raise one hundred percent'ers". - we would really enjoy raising goat kids and selling them off as pets, or possibly acting as a boarding home for goats. At the moment we don't have any shelter built for goats, no feed set up, nothing. In our minds it wouldn't make sense to go through all that trouble if we aren't even sure what we want to do first and don't have the funds to get started with it. We live in northern Kentucky (in the vicinity of Sadieville and Cynthiana, and close to Georgetown and Lexington. Our land is really small (1 acre), and *may* be purchasing the 1 acre lot next to our lot. Any advice or suggestions is appreciated!