Monday, March 7, 2011
Ladies in Waiting...
The doe in the foreground is "Suzie." She is a yearling. The doe in the background is "Abby." she is about 5 years old.
And here is "Gracie" who is my best milker. She is a year older than Abby. When freshened, she starts out giving about 15 pounds of milk a day! (A gallon is approximately 8 pounds.)
All three are expecting kids in May. We will be drying up the two that are milking very soon, and then I'll have to rely on the milk that I have frozen, canned, and the cheeses I've made for a couple of months.
Spring is coming! Babies of all sorts will make their entrance. It's a very exciting time of year here on our little homestead.