I decided to get Nigerian Dwarf goats after Ohio Farm Girl wrote up an excellent post where she gave her dairy goat experiment an A+ grade! I contacted her and she gave me some wonderful advice and provided me with a few humorous anecdotes that got me hooked. So I now have Addison and Becca Boo who each have a young strapping buck and udders full of milk. To take advantage of the milk for drinking or to make some cheese I needed a milk stand, so that is what I got last week. I have tried it a few times and it works great. I can’t wait to get a steady supply of milk to experiment with.
I have been having issues with my Rooster Leopold. He has decided it is his mission in life to attack me every time I enter the coop area. I think Leopold may have gotten the idea from the head Ram Killarney who lately decided that I am one of his friends whom he wants to play with. Unfortunately Killarneys idea of play requires him to crash into me with his horns. That may be fun for him but for me – not so much. To keep these amorous males at arms length the Commander got me a Hickory Shepherds Crook. I love it as it allows me to keep all the crazy males around this place at a distance, including the Commander!
I have been spending a lot of time lately covered in various types of animal poo, splattered in birthing fluids, and picking straw and hay out of my hair. I decided it was time to spend a bit of time feeling like a girl, hence the Happy Feet! I went on a little shopping trip where I picked out a matching pair of sparkly tennis shoes for me and my daughter. We call them our Happy Shoes!