Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dairy Goats Of Our Very Own

A couple of years ago, we had the privilege of goat-sitting for some friends.  I fell in love with the peaceful rhythm of milking in the morning and at night.  We were amazed at how delicious the fresh milk from these Swiss dairy goats tasted.  There wasn't a trace of "goat taste."  The cute little does we watched over for a month have since had kids, and we are now the happy owners of two.

They are only seven weeks old so there will be no milking until March; perfect timing for us.  One of the most important jobs our children have is loving on the little kids so they don't become wild and milking will be easier for them.

These cute little goaties are half Oberhasli and half Saanen; both Swiss dairy goats with exceptional milk, known for their gentleness and ease of milking (perfect for families with children who will help with the milking).

When the day is done, you will find my nose buried either in one of two books: Natural Goat Care or the Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening.  They might not be the most inspirational literature when it comes to writing style and creativity, but this new-farmer-needing-wisdom mama is captivated by them both.  When we are not doing, we are learning.  It's a very happy, full season of life and I honestly wouldn't have it any other way. 


  1. Thanks for sharing. I've been thinking a lot about what kind of milking animal to have and since I haven't ever been around goats, sheep but not goats. I definitely enjoy my farm animals and I must have milk!!!!! I look forward to reading many posts about your dairy goats.

  2. How cool! We're hoping to have dairy goats someday when we own our own home again. I'll definitely be following along to see how it goes for you. :)

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