Sunday, April 17, 2011
does coming in June
We will be getting 2 or 3 Nigerian Dwarf does from the Boyd's Farm in mid to late June, I'm not sure which one of these we're getting yet, but don't they all have beautiful markings. This last week the Boyd's and I touched base about when kidding will take place, because she knows I want to be there shortly afterwards to see the mom's and babies and take some pictures. I am so excited and can hardly wait till I can bring them home. We are getting their area all ready, and still need to prepare their paddock, and build a goat milking stand. I have been wanting goats to milk for years, ever since I had a Nubian for about 9 months that I milked. We all loved the taste and flavor of the milk, and she gave about a gallon a day.
With the milk, in addition to drinking I am planning to make goats milk soap, and as many dairy products as I can, cheese, yogurt, butter, ice cream, cottage cheese, sour cream etc. Nigerian Dwarfs are smaller than Nubians, and I'm not sure exactly how much milk they produce, but I thought 3 does in milk would be perfect to start this year. In the late Fall, we'll breed them for next Springs kids, Nigerian Dwarfs typically have twins or triplets.