April 27, 2006

Correction: Goat Soap story

NOTASULGA, Ala. (AP) — In an April 24 story about a Notasulga farm that produces goat soap and other goat products, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it is the only licensed goat dairy farm in Alabama. Boyd Brady, a dairy industry official with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, said there are several licensed dairy farms in the state that produce dairy products from goats.Whew. Sure glad that got fixed.

By the way, in my earlier post about this story, I neglected to mention how weirded out I am by goats. I might like them better if they all fainted when I wanted them to, but as it is, they always look like they're planning something bad and it makes me very uneasy. They're a lot like monkeys in that regard. I'm just happy to know that monkey dairies are exceedingly rare.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 27, 2006 04:20 PM

My brother Tim actually has one of those fainters on his farmet in FL. He says they get a little harder to shock as they get older. Apparently they are really good meat goats too but he can't convince the GF to start a cash crop.

Posted by: Nate at April 27, 2006 08:47 PM

Well, I imagine they would be a lot easier to catch than regular goats, which would seem to make it a more profitable meat venture than those where you have to coax them down off the roof.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 28, 2006 07:49 AM

On a trip to the north of England some years back (up in the Hadrian's Wall area) a friend & I were looking for some of the Roman Ruins on the map. You have to go through a bunch of sheep to get there, and boy did they come a runnin' when we went through the gate.

While fleeing, I had visions of my obituary stating "trampled by a herd of sheep." Not the way to go, as far as I can tell.

Posted by: skinnydan at April 28, 2006 08:47 AM

Well, it probably wouldn't have been as bad then as it would now--at least until the Brokeback Mountain buzz dies down.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 28, 2006 08:54 AM