We have a lot of work to do on our house. I think we’ve both been keeping a growing mental tally of things that need to be replaced and updated. We haven’t done much yet, because of time and budget constraints, but we are definitely planning and prioritizing.
Even before we moved in, we talked a lot about clearing the land and landscaping. The houses sit on 2 acres of beautiful land, but since they were rental properties for so long, the brush, trees and weeds are overgrown. It’s a mess out there!
We never got a formal quote for clearing costs, but we believe it would be around $1,500 because of the density of the brush and the size of the lot. We decided to get goats to help us. Adam and I have wanted to start homesteading for as long as either of us can remember, but we’ve been renting for the past three years and haven’t really had the chance to start buying animals and growing food.
We started with goats because they are smart, they don’t need a lot of care or maintenance, they are absolutely adorable and they’re doing a great job of eating everything in sight. It’s so much fun to watch them!
Monday was Adam’s birthday, so we went to a local farm in Austin and I let him pick which goats he wanted. We came home with these two, and we could not be happier. They were $75 each, and I think we ‘ve already been entertained enough by them to justify the cost. 🙂 So let me introduce you to our goats, William Floyd (Billy) which I am holding, and Olive.