Local Food: Goat Milk

April 26, 2008 in Local Food

Local Food: First milking for KD

(Getting set up)

First I want to thank all of you who have gone to the trouble of doing the egg price survey in my last post. I am going to post up a map with prices (from around the world!) and talk about some of the numbers and comments.

Today I am going to share some scenes from around our little growing homestead. We are shooting for full food independence this year and milk is a huge part of this.

As you know we have two baby goats and we also have one momma goat (named, Millet, Wheat, and Torte, respectively).

The pictures in this post show Q and KD milking Torte. We have since set yup a stanchion in the wood shed where the milking goes better. We get about 1/2 gallon of milk a day.

Enjoy the photos!

Local Food: First milking for KD

(Cleaning the teats)

Local Food: First milking for KD

(Cleaning the teats)

Local Food: First milking for KD

(Cleaning KD’s hands)

Local Food: First milking for KD

(Q milking Torte)

Local Food: First milking for KD

(KD milking Torte)

Local Food: First milking for KD

(Feeding the unweaned babies Wheat and Millet)

My mom got me a pasteurizer for my birthday (thanks mom!!) and I can not wait for the babies to be weaned so I can start making some chevre!