By Ame Vanorio
Falmouth, Kentucky, United States
Posted Sep 03, 2018
I have been raising goats since the mid 80's and have had several breeds. In that time, I have had Nubians and Nubian /Nigerian crosses. Nubians are the drama queens of the goat world. They are very vocal and have at least three crisis each day. Picture a Victorian lady swooning with her hand on her forehead and you have the daily look of my Nubian, Star.
Stars life was tragic. Not really. Star just felt that each day was worthy of non stop complaining. She began early in the am to inform me that she needed breakfast. After breakfast she needed out. And then the weather did not suite her so she went back in....
On the rare occasions Star was quiet, it was worrisome. Always possible that Light, my Alpine goat, had told her to hush so she could escape. Light escaped frequently, and to Stars credit she just watched. So if the goat barn was quiet, I came running.
For all of Stars hystronics, she was a fabulous milk goat. Her milk was creamy and delicious and made fabulous cheese and soap. Star passed last year at the age of ten. I miss her and occasionally pause sadly because the goat barn is quiet.