Monday, April 26, 2010

EFF Farm Update: Goat Milk!

Today we started milking our goats!! As many of you already know our goat, Fiddle kidded in March (here, here, or here). We are now milking her each morning and she is giving a great amount for starting out... We are looking forward to when she hits her peak. I also milked Windy this morning as her udder bag is starting to fill up. She gave tiny bit of colostrum and will be kidding in May. I think that she will give a lot of milk once we start milking her full time.

Bethany and I are working on a good schedule for milking as we are milking before breakfast and we also complete a few school subjects before that time too... We are hoping to get our dear sister, De-De and wake her up *extra* early to take pictures of the whole milking process soon! So, we hope to post pictures very soon. For now you'll just have to take a peek at last year's milking post. Right now I think I'll go look at our fresh Goat Milk and dream about homemade: yogurt, cheese, and fresh milk... Yum!

Until Then,

~Shiloh

3 comments:

Charae Spafford said...

What a blessing. I have three little siblings who are allergic to cow's milk and we have considered at some point buying goats. It would be very nice to have a milk that they can drink. :-) Goats are so adorable, especially the babies.

Ebenezer Forest Farm said...

Hello Charae,

We have heard that some people who are allergic to cow’s milk can tolerate goat milk. We raise Mini Nubians Goats. If your family is interested feel free to contact us (through our blog) with any goat questions or if you’d like to know where we bought our original goats--- we may have a few doe kids for sale too. :)

~Shiloh

Green Gardening Girl said...

WOW!! I can't wait til the photos!! Busy, Busy, Busy, and busy is how our friends are with the "milkers" of the animal world!