This weekend (January 28 and 29, 2012) there are two great goat events happening. The first is a presentation by Betsy Hodge from the Cornell Cooperative Extension on small ruminant management. She will be bringing a bottle lamb that kids will be able to take temp, heart rate, body score, health check, etc. She will doing goats, sheep and alpaca care, diseases, show prep, selecting a healthy animal and more. She is very hands-on and a lot of fun besides being a specialist in the area of small ruminants. Date and time are below.
Directions: Rt 30 to Malone. At second light take a left. Go past Walmart to the first road on the right. CO RT 51, it was the Creighton Rd. Go down that road for about 3/4 mile. The NorthStar building will be on the right. You will see a Cornell Coop Extension sign on the driveway.
The second goat event is the Adirondack Goat Club meeting on January 29 at 11am in Loon Lake. I (Rose Bartiss) will be hosting the event at my house. Many people have RSVP'd so if you are interested in coming, please call me at (518) 891-8401. The meeting will include a potluck lunch, discussions on goat keeping, a goat farm tour, a raffle and door prizes. Any who has goats or who wants to get goats is welcome to attend.