Wednesday, February 16, 2011

No Goat Milk for a Month - Oh No!

We are getting to that time of year when the baby goats (kids) will start to arrive.  A pregnant mama goat (doe) needs to be "dried up" so that their body can rest the last few months before having her new kids.  Our oldest doe, Millie is due around May 1st, so we are in the process of drying her up now.  Belle, one of our other does, is due on March 15th and has already been dried up.  The milk from a newly freshened doe isn't very pleasant tasting for a  few weeks after she kids, so this is the end of the milk for us for while.

Our family (especially Emily) is looking forward to a couple week break from milking.  The little break in routine is nice, but we will really miss having goat milk to drink!

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