Thursday, May 3, 2007

Dairy Goats

A few months ago we traded our French angora rabbits for this lovely Toggenberg doe with her three wether kids. She is so skittish we haven't even tried to milk her but we have been working on gaining her trust and she's come a long way. Hopefully next year we will be able to get her on the milk stand. Meanwhile, we have been using them to clear some brush and we just love watching the babies play. Here's a picture of Nellie, Dale, Louis and Hesston. They have their own pen they sleep in at night but during the day they run with the sheep and our jennet.Today we are going to go look at some Kinder does. They are due to kid in June/July and will be first time fresheners. We have been wanting a family milk goat for awhile now and are looking forward to some new faces around the farm.

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