Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Goat Story

I'm not sure where the time is going, but little Clover is now over 6 weeks old, and starting to eat solid foods on her own. Star STILL has not had her baby! It's driving me crazy!
Since Lily isn't nursing quite as much I decided to start milking her this morning. I've been procrastinating. I am super nervous milking a goat, as I've never done it or seen it done before. So, I made a little  milking platform, grabbed my stainless steel bucket and some warm soapy water, and some grain, and tied Lily up to it. The first thing she did when I touched her was to stick her foot in the bucket.
Cleaned it out, and tried again. Found a sore on one of her teats, so had to stop. I got an entire millimetre of milk, though! Lily was NOT happy with me. I think this is one of those things that's going to take some practice. Lots and lots of practice. I am going to find someone with goats, and see if they can help me learn. I wanted to get a bunch of goats milk and make feta cheese from it. That's the plan, anyway.

As I was leaving the yard with my huge bucket of milk, Trouble came up and bit me on the ass.


Flooded Driveway

Flooded Driveway
Too much RAIN!