Friday I was trolling Craiglist like I always do looking in the farm and garden section, and I came across this ad that jumped out at me, not once but twice within a week. The ad stated they were looking to find homes for their 2 goats one a Lamancha doe milking a gallon of milk a day, and one a Nubian from a local farm that I have followed for years, there were no pictures, but I had a gut feeling about them. They also said they had supplies and a milk stand. Well this girl jumped on it quickly and emailed the very nice lady. Come to find out she lives in the same town and I scooted over there Saturday morning on my way to work, and of course fell in love with these 2 girls.
I gave 3 bars of home-made soap as a deposit, and made a deal to buy them and the supplies. I am so excited and plan to keep both of these goats long term as part of my foundation breeding stock. I also just found out from a local Nigerian breeder that I have a new doeling that was just born that I put a reserve on about a month ago, she will be ready to come here in the Fall. So we'll go into winter with 5 goats, a perfect little herd for this family.
Now I will finally get some milk to make all the dairy products I have been dreaming of making. Here is a sneek peak of our newest additions, we're going to pick them up tomorrow.
|A beautiful one year old Nubian doe, ready for Fall breeding.|
|Excuse the photo of her back end, I'm just trying to show the size of her udder. This is a one year old Lamancha doe, and she was milked shortly before I took this photo, still look at the size of that udder. This is a "Milk Goat"|