Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Broken Families

The baby goats are at the point where we are trying to sell them off. Within the first few hours we got a buyer for one of them. She was going to get a boy goat, but little Trident, a female and friendliest of the bunch, kept nuzzling her legs until the lady said that she needed to get her instead. We're hoping that the rest sell as quickly.  We are going to start weaning them from their mothers next week as well as de-horn (disbud in goateese) them this week.

In other news, we are having 2 other families try out milking the goats to see if it is something they are willing to commit some time to.  This would bring the number of milkers up to 7, 1 for each day of the week, which works out really well for everyone involved.


  1. As one of the new families participating in this goat milk co-op, I just wanted to say hello. We have brought out our children to see the baby goats and try hand milking. We are impressed with the quality and taste of the milk. With fresh raw milk we will likely try making cheese too, but that will have to wait until we have more time. We are setting up a new garden and building housing for new baby chickens, so we will be busy for a while!

  2. Anyone looking for goat kids from good milking goats may find that they can easily run from $300 to $700, depending on the gender and quality of the line they are coming from. $100 for does and $75 for bucks is a great deal!