About Lost Goat Ranch
Lost Goat Ranch is a small colored angora goat fiber farm located in north central Texas, in an area some folks refer to as the “Westoplex.” We just call it “home.”
We’re still a relatively small operation, as we’re just getting started, and we plan on keeping our herd on the smallish side (although not as small as it is right now, for sure).
Our homestead was established in the summer of 2018, and we got our first goats in the summer of 2019. Be sure to check back often as we should have mohair products available to purchase sometime relatively soon. If you are so inclined, we also have other products already for sale if you want to check out our shop either here on our website or on Etsy.
And be sure to follow us on social media for lots of cute goat pics!
Meet the Owners
Hi, we’re Aubrey and Phillip, the owners of Lost Goat Ranch.
Phillip’s been around livestock pretty much since he was born, considering the fact his grandfather raised cattle, he raised cattle as a kid, he showed cattle in high school, and even had a stint riding bulls in his early 20s. That was long before Aubrey and Phillip met, for which Aubrey is thankful, because the thought of Phillip on the back of a bull kind of scares the crap out of her.
Aubrey has not been around livestock her entire life. Sure, there have been brief encounters here and there with bottle-fed calves, chickens, and a goat that literally tried to eat the shirt off her back when she was a child, but that was pretty much the extent of it. Not that she’s a city girl–she grew up in a rural area–just that until Phillip most of her experiences raising animals had involved dogs.
So after being together for ten years, Phillip and Aubrey finally have a farm and livestock. This could be fodder for a really great comedy, in Aubrey’s mind (she’s also a romance writer, which you’ll sometimes see in LGR’s social media posts).
The Rest of the Family
Finky is the newest addition to our family, and his job as our Livestock Guardian Dog is to protect our goats from predators. A Komondor (aka a “mop dog”), he’s a super sweet boy who loves to give us hugs but who also loves being with his goats. Finky is still young at two years old, and manners are still a work in progress, but he’s an excellent guardian.
Kimber is our house Pyr. She’s curious about the goats, but doesn’t want too much to do with them. She decided as a puppy that her job was to guard the house and us, and that’s okay. Not all LGDs are cut out to actually guard livestock. She’s a sweet, goofy, highly suspicious girl, and we wouldn’t want her to be any other way.
Even though Tiny is no longer with us and is now in doggie Heaven, he’s still very much a part of our family. He was our intro to LGDs. He was our first dog after we moved in together. In many ways he was Aubrey’s soul mate dog. To not give him a place of honor on the website feels wrong, especially since he probably would have loved the goats.