I am a real newbie to the ND world. In fact, at this moment I do not even own a ND. However, within the next few weeks that will be changing. My family and I live in Albuquerque, NM and just today got the go-ahead from the zoning department allowing us to have a ND. I am interested to find out if anyone has had experience working with NDs and special needs kids? That is a pretty big factor for us since my three youngest siblings are special needs. I have heard and read a lot about how wonderful NDs are and my sibs are really good with animals but do need a very special pet that will stay sweet.
Any advice- from building a home for the doe (which will probably start next week) to milking or drying (right now the doe we are interested in is with her kid but the kid is being kept by the family that has the doe right now. The doe has never been milked and we are trying to figure out if we want to milk her or let her dry out and just enjoy her as a companion right now with milking sometime in the future). Again, anything any of you think is relevant would be helpful. I was reading about adding goat minerals and baking soda (do you mix those together or does the baking soda go in the water??? See, real newbie here!)
Thank you for any advice and for having this awesome group!