Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I Got Goats!

This morning early hubby went and bought a couple of goats,which he got for a song. Two males,which will be sold on shortly and two ewes. The older ewe has twins (female) and the other, the cutest little male baby. They are Boer goat crosses. So now I have goats milk! I see cheese(especially cottage cheese),butter (can one make butter out of goats milk) I will be mailing Suzanne from "Chickens In The Road " shortly with lots of questions!They were dewormed before Cules off loaded them....




The Gang







There was a whole lot of observation going on.....
Minki




Spyker, the Greyhound.......




Stonecroft Snapdragon....



The little male baby. Isn't he just gorgeous?


12 comments:

  1. Nice looking goats Liesl. Like the pic of Minki checking them out. Will be interesting to see what all uses for the milk you come up with.

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  2. You're going to have a full place soon! Goats, ducks, horses, dogs, kids... :) They're very cute and I hope you enjoy their milk and products that you'll make from it!

    Love your greyhound! Very astute looking!

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  3. P.S. I love the stone/brick walls in your barn stalls! I bet they hold up really well instead of wood/pipe ones!

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  4. New here and I think I'll stick around for a bit! I'm sure to learn a thing or two.
    Now that's a 'family' of goats! The little fella is a cutie alright!
    Good friends of ours here in Nova Scotia, Canada are from South Africa....they have us 'hooked' on Rooibos tea. Love it!
    Jim

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  5. Minki is jealous of them,she will have to get used to the idea of me spending some time in there,mind you she will soon start to look forward to the milk! I am happy to inform you all that I am now the proud owner of a...cooking thermometer! Have never had one before,so now I will let the goats settle in for a couple of days
    and then the fun begins...of to google milking goats...
    P.S. Texwasgirl those brickwalls have taken a lot of hammering through the years but still standing. Yes they are strong!

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  6. Welcome Jabacue! We have only Rooibos tea in our house! Now tell your friends I say they must teach you all about good old South African biltong. Hope you are not vegetarian...
    xoxo

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  7. Hi Liesl, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I have been poking around here, and I can see that I'll be back to visit. Your new goats are adorable. I can see you having a lot of fun with them. And Minki is just the cutest little thing!

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  8. Hi Louise,thank you for returning the favour,it is much appreciated! I have to teach myself how to milk goats now. I will let them settle in for a few days and then try. Best of luck with rehoming the THB's,we don't have a track within 4 hours of where we live,imagine walking around one every day! I would want all those horses! We also have a great passion for horses. Minki is my baby,she goes everywere with me,sleeps in my bed,shares my food,sweets..the works!

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  9. Goats! So much fun I can't wait to hear about your adventures in goat keeping. Let us know how you make goat cheese. Have you ever heard of fainting goats- I would like these someday. Really though any goats would do! congrats!
    vickie

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  10. I am loving your new additions. Goats and ducks!! Wonderful! I hope you do some posts about milking and making cheese. I am interested in both.

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  11. Hi there Farmchick,yes I'm like a little girl! As soon as they have settled in I shall start trying to milk them and make cheese,I have found recipes on the internet for butter and cheeses so can't wait! Milking the ewes involves seperating the babies from their mothers at night and then milking their moms in the mornings.Don't want to do that right now,will let them setlle in for a few days! I have been told that goats milk is not very high in butterfat and that making butter from their milk is really hard,but I am going to try it anyway.
    xoxo

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  12. Oh YAY!!!!! What you can do with (a herd?) of goats!!!
    Happy for you.....:))))
    Now- I have always wanted a baby piglet....

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