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, December 17, 2011

Kidding Season is Coming Up...

2011 was a super year in my dairy goat herd. I sold 17 kids and could have sold plenty more if I'd had them. Oh yes, and I aquired a gorgeous 4th generation miniature nubian buckling from
Moonstone Mini Farm
Keith & Melissa Reed
1145 Sun Harbor Rd
Burbank, WA 99323

You'll see this picture in the Jan./Feb. issue of Hobby Farm magazine in the "Just Say Cheese" spread.
My girls are bred for early kidding to avoid parasite troubles. I haven't seen a problem in my own herd, but I have heard some woeful tales from others, so it's better to be safe than sorry I say.
Kidding season should start the end of January in my barn and end in the middle of February. I plan on keeping at least 3 doe kids this year and maybe a buckling. More milk and more cheese! I just got a great new cheese making book to keep me busy this winter~ it's gorgeous!

I really made some good some raw goat milk cheddars that gotten eaten up by my husband pretty darn quickly. I had to promise I would make plenty more. I'm also pretty excited about the world of bloomy rind cheeses- I can't wait to try some out.

Miss Luci is my herd queen and also the 1st one due. She is bred to Handsome Rob and I will be delighted to see what those kids look like.
If you are interested in a registered Nubian or Miniature Nubian kid email me! There won't be many this year.