I visited an exotic goat resort up in Flatrock, NC called Connemara Farms. It’s the home of the literary great Carl Sandburg, whose wife Paula was a pioneer of the American dairy goat industry. Here’s one of her Toggenburg goats. She also bred the glamorous Nubian, whose milk she prized for its high butterfat content, and Saanen, a Swiss breed.
Mrs. Sandburg’s breeding line lives on in style, with about a half dozen attendants, including two park service volunteers tending to their every need. I didn’t see a droplet of the brown stuff anywhere. I don’t know if there’s a dark side to this story — as with other dairy operations — but it was a highlight so far on my amble for farm animals.