The does were super docile and just chomped up their feed while being milked. (By the way, I had to stop myself from saying "nursed" instead of "milked" several times. Uh...) Guess how much milk we got from just one of the two milkings today? This much!
Which translates to this much!
This was only the first day with dairy goats, mind you, but here are some observations made thus far:
- Listen. I hate the flavor of store-bought goat's milk. Barf. But this milk tastes nothing like it. No goaty aftertaste at all. Even my very reluctant husband tried some and said, "Why do we not have goats? This is amazing." Whoa.
- Goat milk doesn't cause mucus production, so my kids could still enjoy raw milk from grass-fed animals even if they're stuffy.
- Goats are much smaller than cows and (I'd imagine) not as intimidating to milk.
- The fat molecules in goat's milk are so small, it doesn't separate from the milk and rise to the top, which also means no cream can be yielded. Which also means no butter. Yikes! Butter!
- Fabulously amazing soap can be made with goat milk, something I plan trying out sometime within the month. Yippee!
- Goats are lower maintenance than cows.