Raising goats for milk and meat.
Why are so many people reluctant to try goat’s milk? ‘Cause we’ve all been told how disgusting it is, right?! Well, let me tell you, I am now a true lover of goat’s milk. And it took no acquiring of taste, whatsoever! Fresh goat’s milk truly is good!
This morning I found Smiley standing in her pen, something obviously terribly wrong.
After calculating our expenses, and adding up how much milk we get per week, see if it has been worth it for us to have our own milking goats…
More mistakes and lessons learned.
I’ve tried to do everything right, but for some reason our milk goat has been giving less and less milk, to the point that yesterday I thought she was completely dried up. What I surprise I got this evening though, and what a relief to finally know what the problem has been!
It’s been almost two weeks since we got our first dairy goats, and I’ve learned a few tricks along the way!
It’s taking some practice, but I’m definitely getting the hang of it! Now, if only I can get the goat to cooperate!!
I’m so excited! We finally bought some dairy goats, ready to milk!!
I finally got to taste fresh goat’s milk. Wanna know what I think??
Here’s a good tip on treating your goats naturally.
There comes a time when you just have to admit that you are in over your head, stop what you are doing, and appreciate the lesson you learned from it!
Totally kicking myself for not following the basic rules of bringing home a new goat!
…I pressed on the bottom of one hoof to feel for any rot. Sure enough, it was soft in the middle. “Oh no!” I thought, “Poor thing, she does have hoof rot! Now what do I do?” I called my friend for some much needed advice!
She’s on my van. Again. Great.
Don’t worry, I won’t show any gory pictures! You’ll have to follow the link if you wanna see the whole “how to”.