Ok, I'm creepin' myself out. I'm updating on ONE computer while I'm playing a game on ANOTHER computer. I'm such a geek sometimes... On to other pics...
Taffy's daughter Snowy. I think this was in July. She has grown SO much and filled out. I'll take some pics of her and Taffy asap. Wow. Snowy is 3/4 Nubian 1/4 Oberhasli. VERY long lactation. Very. I'm not exceptionally pleased with her udder as it seems to be almost bifurcated - separated in the middle instead of full. But she's a nice goat, nice milker, easy to handle. Sometimes you can't get everything in one package. But you try. I've got a few up and coming does that I think will have EVERYTHING I'm looking for. I started using a different mineral lick and this goat, Snowy, now has some of her granddad's markings. Giraffe spots here and there. Really. And she's darker. That's what copper deficiency does. It makes them lighter. I'm interested to see how she sheds out in the Spring.
Making more yogurt. I'm still amazed that the goat taste doesn't develop in the yogurt as I thought it would. It's nice and creamy. I add a cup of non-fat dry milk to make it THICK. I like to use Greek yogurt (the real stuff, not thickened with gelatin) and it really comes out wonderful. I'll have three milkers come Spring. Until then I'll have to make do with frozen fresh milk. I bought this yogurt maker back in the 70's and it's continued to do it's job since. If you are wondering, I wrote the recipe on the side with a permanent marker so I'd not have to look it up.
Me, in July bringing home Babs the Nubian with my other hand on Lilith at my feet... I'll have to take pics of THEM to share too. They've grown so much! Babs still likes to cuddle.
My mailbox... And another lovely sunset... Good night everyone!
Gailann Schrader - Frugalista
I live on a Smallholding farm in NorthWest Indiana. I have American Guinea Hogs, an Arabian horse, a punk mule mare, a donkey, dairy goats, honeybees, dogs (one of which is a Livestock Guardian dog learning that cats aren't varmints), cats, guineas and chickens. I've owned geese, meat goats, cattle (on the home farm), sheep, llamas and rabbits. I'm as self-sufficient as possible and enjoy it!