We found a doe in milk (a female who is producing milk because she has just given birth for all you non-goat-term-speakers such as myself) and of course we emailed the breeder and told her we were very interested. Very interested.
She's a Miniature Alpine, which means she was bred by a standard Alpine and a Nigerian Dwarf to receive her mini Alpine status. We have Nigerian Dwarf does right now and a Pygmy buck and we have been really happy with these breeds, but I am looking forward to adding the new doe to our herd. Let's just hope the other goats share our excitement. Well, I know Flynn Rider, our buck, will be super duper excited to see another female. Like super excited..
|Not the actual goat, just an example.|
We are taking a family vacay this weekend so we'll pick her up Monday when we get back, and the breeder is kind enough to hold her for us. Yay!
So I guess we should look into how to actually milk a goat this weekend? It can't be that difficult right? Or can it? All I know is the prospect of making my own feta cheese is too much for me to handle. I love me some feta.
Either way wish us luck. Have a wonderful weekend. :)