Well it looks like Doodah is not expecting after all.She came in heat.This is very disappointing because we bought her hoping she was so we would be able to milk.The folks we bought her from said they could not be for sure she was pregnant but they had put her with their buck on her last heat.Oh well,that's how it goes sometimes.I don't regret getting her,she has turned out to be a very nice little goat,affectionate and friendly, a little noisy though with her never ending crush on The Boy.We are planning on getting a buck when Hubby gets home but that is still several weeks away and then it takes 5 months until milk.So we are looking for another doe,one that is already milking or soon to give birth.Everything we have found so far is a long drive.Of course ,when you live where we do most everywhere is a long drive!
The Boy is really enthusiastic about starting our little goat herd.I think this will be very good for him.He is already a responsible kid,but this will take it up a notch and help him to grow in the areas of responsibility and personal management and possibly learn some business skills.The bonus for me is milk for us and soap making and just the general fun of the goats.I have made soap with cows milk but not goats yet.Usually I make non milk soap, though I do have a recipe I like that uses coconut milk,I know not really milk but nice anyways.I won't deny that I will get a lot of enjoyment from the goats,I love the ones we have already.
After we get a little more set up around here,my dream is to have some fiber goats.I would really like some Pygoras.They are a Pygmy and Angora mix.I have wanted to learn to spin and weave since I was a girl.And have you seen what that stuff goes for on Etsy!?!?
So that is where we are with things.Today is fiddle lesson day so we have to drive to the Big City,well to the burbs anyway.Also take our trash to the dump station,to get trash pick up here is an outlandish price! Not happening in this frugal household!Have to go,The Boy is hollerin' for me to help him put up the goats!