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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Goats

Baby Goats!

Our Nubian Doe, Sweet Pea, had triplets on November 27th. Here is a pic of two of them...little doelings. She also has a buckling...not pictured. They are so cute! We have had a bit of trouble with the 'feeding' of these little ones. We usually remove the kids from the mommy at birth. We were out of town when they were born, so they nursed off of mommy. We left all three of them on her but had to remove them to heal up her udders. With three nursing consantly, her udders became quite sore. After getting her on the road to healing, we then put the two doelings back on her. We are bottlefeeding the buckling. All are now doing well!

We milk Sweet Pea each morning for family use. We make kefir, yogurt and chevre cheese out of goat milk.
http://www.earthincommon.com/cultured_01-article.html
This is a good website to introduce you to Create Better Health with Cultured Foods.

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