ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Cody’s Corner: You can’t get better pets than goats

By Sarah Smithssmith@parkrapidsenterprise.com As pets go, you can't beat Dani Evans' Nigerian dwarf goats. The three docile animals range around the Evans' small farmstead between Osage and Wolf Lake, but mostly follow Dani around when she's home...

Dani Evans and goats
At left, Dani Evans’ goats follow her everywhere. The Nigerian dwarf goats are docile, loving animals. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

By Sarah Smithssmith@parkrapidsenterprise.com As pets go, you can’t beat Dani Evans’ Nigerian dwarf goats. The three docile animals range around the Evans’ small farmstead between Osage and Wolf Lake, but mostly follow Dani around when she’s home. There’s Temperance, black with ice blue eyes.
The tri-colored goats are Caribou and Kadunce, who mostly follow Temperance and hang with the crowd. Also in the crowd is Odin, the Evans’ Norwegian Elk hound. He hangs tight with the goats. The other dog is off somewhere in the woods or inside. Dani and her husband Josh moved back to the area from Two Harbors and are building their dream home. They loved the Duluth area but wanted to be closer to family here. Rounding out the pet potpourri are chickens and a pot-bellied pig. Oh, and two horses. But it’s the goats that command attention. The size of golden retrievers with shorter legs, the three provide milk from which Dani makes soft cheeses and yogurt. But they’re mostly good company. All the animals at the hobby farm get along well, Dani said with relief. She was worried about the chickens, but the larger animals leave them in peace. The two girl goats, Caribou and Kadunce, occasionally jump into the air to head-butt each other but are very gently around humans. They just want to hang around people. n It’s cold outside, so please bring your pets indoors. There have been nightmare stories about kittens frozen to the ground and heroic tales about good-hearted folks saving deer from icy lakes. If you have a pet story, send it to ssmith@ parkrapidsenterprise.com along with a photo.By Sarah Smithssmith@parkrapidsenterprise.comAs pets go, you can’t beat Dani Evans’ Nigerian dwarf goats.The three docile animals range around the Evans’ small farmstead between Osage and Wolf Lake, but mostly follow Dani around when she’s home.There’s Temperance, black with ice blue eyes.
The tri-colored goats are Caribou and Kadunce, who mostly follow Temperance and hang with the crowd.Also in the crowd is Odin, the Evans’ Norwegian Elk hound. He hangs tight with the goats. The other dog is off somewhere in the woods or inside.Dani and her husband Josh moved back to the area from Two Harbors and are building their dream home. They loved the Duluth area but wanted to be closer to family here.Rounding out the pet potpourri are chickens and a pot-bellied pig. Oh, and two horses.But it’s the goats that command attention. The size of golden retrievers with shorter legs, the three provide milk from which Dani makes soft cheeses and yogurt. But they’re mostly good company. All the animals at the hobby farm get along well, Dani said with relief. She was worried about the chickens, but the larger animals leave them in peace.The two girl goats, Caribou and Kadunce, occasionally jump into the air to head-butt each other but are very gently around humans. They just want to hang around people.nIt’s cold outside, so please bring your pets indoors. There have been nightmare stories about kittens frozen to the ground and heroic tales about good-hearted folks saving deer from icy lakes.If you have a pet story, send it to ssmith@parkrapidsenterprise.com along with a photo.

Related Topics: PETS
What To Read Next
Mike Clemens, a farmer from Wimbledon, North Dakota, was literally (and figuratively) “blown away,” when his equipment shed collapsed under a snow load.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission met on Jan. 5, 2023, to consider the application for Summit Carbon Solutions.
Qualified Minnesota farmers will receive dollar-for-dollar matching money to purchase farmland.