We find ourselves the owners of eight goats, it seemed a good idea at the time. Our daughter Laura was very keen to have some goats and she needed an interest, so off we went boots and all. They are Toggenburg Dairy Goats, they are a very old Swiss breed some say the oldest, and the purest (they have been in Australia since 1883). They came with a buck, who looks majestic but has to be smelt to be believed. Amazing what can be achieved by peeing on your beard and legs several times a day. The rest are does of various ages. We have a small plan at this stage that it might be fun to make cheese and milk soap, as well as feed any excess milk to poddy lambs. Winter is usually our quiet time but we seem hell bent on ruining this!