Saturday, April 11, 2015

We have a new milk goat!

A year ago last October, my DH had to have open heart surgery.  I knew I would be at the hospital for several days and would be very busy caring for him when we came home.  We had two milking does at the time.  I had to sell them.  Today, we went and bought a nice milking doe for me!  She is an American Alpine, 3 years old and this is her second freshening. I am SO happy! 
Here she is eating a little hay:
The chickens are thrilled.  Not.  She will be living with the chickens.  :)
Our border collie, Badger, thinks we brought the goat just for him.
Her official name is "Ensel."  I might change that.  Any suggestions?

8 comments:

  1. We had a milk goat when I was young, but for some reason today I don't care for goat's milk or cheese. Your goat looks gentle, the chickens will come around.

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    1. Melynda, if you like milk in general, you might be surprised how wonderful the milk from this doe is. I used to make cheese all the time. It wasn't typical "goat cheese." It was a farmhouse cheddar. Everyone is getting along fine now.

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  2. That's so awesome! Eva is really excited that you have a goat now. She wants to feed it/milk it when she comes to visit this summer.

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    1. I'm glad she is looking forward to it!

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  3. How nice. My oldest girl has goats and so far sells the milk to a woman who makes soap.

    Well, first off, Ensel is a boy's name. You could call her Ensli ....it sounds like a Swiss name, though I've never heard it used before.

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    1. That is interesting, because I said right off the name just didn't sound feminine to me. Thank you for the suggestion. I've already renamed her "Heidi." Now, isn't that original! :)

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    2. Well, I'm Swiss (American) so I think Heidi is a great name!

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