My herd is small, clean, and closed. I raise these beautiful goats for milk

My herd is small, clean, and closed. I raise these beautiful goats for milk
These goats really work. I use the milk for cheese and soap, and other things. I milk by hand and expect lots of good tasting milk and nice manners on the stanchion.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spring!

Enjoying spring and a green 10 acre pasture!  7 does kidded this year and 14 kids were born. Only 5 girls! 

Herd on pasture
Collette
Herd and baby

Collette
Obie

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Yakima Coperative Event

Saturday was fun! We sold out completely all of our soap stock. Next year I better have more. The goat kids were much admired and the human kids had a great time  as well. The reptile man was a hit. I got to hold the alligator but the little kids hogged the caymans and baby turtle. 
Our next event will be the Central Washington state fair. Oh boy!




Monday, April 6, 2015

Remember To Come See US

This coming Saturday we will be at the Yakima Co OP Customer Appreciation Day Event!
10-2 We will be selling soaps and displaying some of our gorgeous Miniature Nubians.
 
In the meantime read about the benefits of Goat milk here

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Milk Weights And A Beautiful Blog Post

The girls are staying fairly consistent so far with milk weights. I'm going to post them every so often to keep them fresh in my mind and I'll let you know that these little beauties deserve their milk stars so I'm working on that next.
 
these weights are with kids on daily  but locked up for roughly 11 to 12 hours at night. I would get highrer butterfat milk in the evenings I 'm sure but I'm letting the kids have the good stuff while they grow. I'll get mine later.   *U*
 
Luci 5.80
Lola 5.70
Phoebe 5.65
Miss Kay 5.65
Stella 4.75
 
There's a beautiful blog post here. I want to jump up and say "me too!" because the woman the post is about could be me. I love my life and my goats are a huge part of that.
 
 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Come See Us!

Barn Records

I finally got a verifiable scale to weigh our milk and I'm like a kid with a new toy!
Here's what the girls did this morning:
Luci 6.20 33 days fresh 1 buckling on her
Lola 5.45 36 days fresh with triplets but only 2 bucks on
Phoebe 5.05 35 days fresh with twin bucklings on
Miss Kay 5.30 34 days fresh with twins on (1buck 1doe)
Stella 4.45 34 days fresh with a single doeling