Every year, we offer several sessions of our popular “Goats 101” class. These all day, hands-on workshops are lots of fun, and packed with useful information. Topics include: living quarters and fencing, maintenance care (including taking vital signs, body condition scoring, hoof trimming, the latest information about deworming and fecal testing, and the importance of wellness exams), nutrition and feeding, toxic plants, first aid, and common diseases and ailments (what you can do, and when to call the vet).
There will be some “hands on” sections, where everyone will have the opportunity to trim hooves, take vital signs and check body condition. As this class is designed for pet goat owners, we will not be covering issues specific to breeding/kidding, or milk/meat production. The class size will be limited, to allow everyone a chance to participate and ask questions. All of the above listed topics will be covered at each session – it is not a series of classes.
Dates for the 2017 Goats 101 Classes:
- Saturday, May 20
- Sunday, July 23
- Saturday, August 19
All sessions start at 9:00 am, and run until about 4:00 pm. They will be held at the rescue in Arlington.
How to register
The cost for the class is $100 per person ($50 for those who have adopted from us), which includes a printed packet. As this is a fundraiser, we do not offer discounts for couples or families. Space is limited in each session, and most sessions fill up quickly.
If you are an employee/volunteer of another animal rescue, you may qualify for the reduced class rate of $50 per person.
Please note that we no longer offer refunds or date changes once you have registered for a class. All class fees are donations to the non-profit organization and tax deductible.
What to bring
Participants should bring a folding chair, a notebook and pen, and a sack lunch. After the session, there will be an opportunity to meet the goats available for adoption. Spaces will be reserved only after payment is received. Payment can be sent via our “Donate” button (please indicate in the notes section that it is for the class, and the date you want to attend) or mailed directly to New Moon Farm, 19111 Burn Rd, Arlington,WA 98223.