Livestock

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Goat Share – Conclusion

Goat Share – Conclusion

After several months of getting to visit with and milk four lovely goats as part of our goat share, we received an email last week from the goats owner stating that the goats were going to a new home.  Here is the email, in part... After much consideration, I have decided to pass my goats to a new home.  I…
Goat Antics

Goat Antics

With the exception of a few times after Baby got hurt, milking and feeding the goats over the past several months has been a breeze. Baby cooperates, her sister, mom and kid cooperate and everything goes rather smoothly. When we got to the goats yesterday, however, the were riled up!  All four were pushing each other around and talking to…
Goats Milk Soap – Beginnings

Goats Milk Soap – Beginnings

            I mentioned in December that we've been freezing our leftover goats milk every few days in preparation for eventually making our first few batches of Goat's Milk Soap.  Well, the day finally arrived and we jumped into making soap for the very first time!  As with anything new, there was definitely a little learning…
Freezing Goats Milk

Freezing Goats Milk

Our adventure with goat milking has been very fruitful so far and we're honestly just trying to find ways to keep up with the production!  Who knew goats could produce so much milk?!  Well, now we do!  Cajeta, cheese and fudge are delicious and goat milk makes a nice addition to black tea, but there's only so much goat milk…

Possible Goat Milking Gig

Last weekend, while browsing Craigslist, Tool Lady found a posting titled "Goat Milking Gig".  So, she asked if it sounded like a good idea, and of course, I said yes!  After a few emails and phone calls, it was decided that we should meet, check each other out, check the set up out and get a little tutorial on goat…