for people who love the littlest dairy goats
I promised myself I would not overload with goats this time around. It was easy to do when I was younger and had lots of energy but now in order to do the herd and myself justice I need to keep the numbers small. I sold a mama and her 4 week old babies yesterday. She was a strong, stubborn gal and gave me grief when I tried to milk her.(so after a couple of rounds I quit as I didn't need her milk). She also spent a lot of time bashing the smaller does. She went to a family who thought her feistiness was great and had no trouble loading her and were not put off by her complaining. I am pleased. Her kids were beautiful and I will miss them.
Next Thursday their adult daughter coming for another mama and her two babies. Mama is a love but a FF so milking was hard. Her babies are wild. Again they are thrilled with the wildness and are looking forward to the challenge of taming them down.
That will leave me with my two milkers and two doelings and a wether. The wether is for sale in three weeks. I also have a wonderful mild buck and his doe companion.
All the remaining goats are mild mannered and easy going.
If the wether sells and if the companion doe moves on I may get another milker from the breeder of my wonderful milker.
Seven is my magic number!