Pan is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music, and companion of the nymphs."He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat, in the same manner as a faun or satyr. With his homeland in rustic Arcadia, he is recognized as the god of fields, groves, and wooded glens; because of this, Pan is connected to fertility and the season of spring. The ancient Greeks also considered Pan to be the god of theatrical criticism.
"We hung it on the wall, but made sure it was resting on a 2 x 4 that was nailed to the back wall. Also, we added sturdy legs in front. The goats can climb all over and it doesnt budge a bit. Seems like were not using as much hay either, since it catches what they drop. Hopefully this will save us some money in the long run."
Would you believe this is a goat house and pen made out of pallets and cordwood in the city of Detroit? This is from the FB page of facebook.com/AGatheringForKinderdSoulsLookingToLiveOffTheGrid which came from www.relaxshacks.blogspot.com/2011/10/cord-wood-cabin-being-used-as-goat.html Posted by: www.cordwoodconstruction.org
Pygmy goats - I'm about 90% decided to switch to these from my current Nubian/Alpine/Oberhasli herd. The Pygmy goats are hardier, dual purpose, produce "enough" at a time for a small household, can be bred year-round, eat MUCH less, have more multiples, are easier to sell extra kids as pets, can live in smaller stalls ... and are so stinkin' CUTE! Only drawbacks - more likely to be little Houdinis and bring less $$ when sold. Oh, and a pain to milk, I'm betting, but higher butterfat content.