Wednesday, October 5, 2011

2 more equals a farm

On our journey back to farming the first phase is fresh milk. Being spoiled with having fresh milk all the time we have had to make adjustments. Soon we will be enjoying our own milk once again, this time goats milk. If you would have asked me just a year ago if I would have ever gotten goats I would have laughed and said no way. But in all truth I did not understand goats, and now I have 4- go figure!

You already knew about Joanie and Friday, and now we have 2 more. Almond and Pansy, both Nubians. Although Pansy might get a new name, the kid is thinking one up. I am afraid she might be called snow white, as that is the current addition.

Goats have the personality of dogs, they want your attention, and treats if you've got them, and if not what is wrong with you anyway! I am and have been absorbing any and all information on goats. My current search is about feeding. We did not feed our cows grain and wonder about feeding goats a more plant based diet. This has been a learning adjustment for me, as goats are so different than sheep or cows in so many ways. It has been good for us to have a positive movement in the farm direction, I can't wait to start milking my own goats come spring!

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