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        09-12-2012, 12:34 AM
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    Foal
    I had goats. Much easier. If they step on you, it only hurts a little.
         
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        09-12-2012, 07:27 AM
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    Weanling
    Yes, but their milk is disgusting :(
         
        09-14-2012, 07:10 PM
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    Goats' milk varies a LOT from goat to goat. I had up to 20 goats back in the 60s and 70s. I had 2 Nubians that had milk that you could not tell from cows' milk. I had a couple of Alpine and Toggenberg goats that had milk that even smelled like a goat. They raised awesome calves and bum lamb but I would have gone hungry before I drank it.

    You will find that many things they eat (like weeds and wild onions and wild garlic in the spring) will make your cow's milk smell and taste bad. You will also find that when they are on good grass, the Carotene comes through and their milk and cream is yellow.

    I loved my goats and they had 'homogenized' milk where the cream does not rise to the top. I had a separator and made the best butter and and ice cream.

    What are you going to do with Annabel's milk? Did you get her calf, too? You need 10 kids to drink it all.
         
        09-14-2012, 08:35 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Cherie    
    Goats' milk varies a LOT from goat to goat. I had up to 20 goats back in the 60s and 70s. I had 2 Nubians that had milk that you could not tell from cows' milk. I had a couple of Alpine and Toggenberg goats that had milk that even smelled like a goat. They raised awesome calves and bum lamb but I would have gone hungry before I drank it.

    You will find that many things they eat (like weeds and wild onions and wild garlic in the spring) will make your cow's milk smell and taste bad. You will also find that when they are on good grass, the Carotene comes through and their milk and cream is yellow.

    I loved my goats and they had 'homogenized' milk where the cream does not rise to the top. I had a separator and made the best butter and and ice cream.

    What are you going to do with Annabel's milk? Did you get her calf, too? You need 10 kids to drink it all.
    I didn't know that about diff. Kind of goats having diff. Kind of milk Interesting.

    About Annabelle's milk - we have 5 kids in our house - plenty to drink that milk! With some of them being teenage boys(cough) it's no problem to go through that milk, plus make butter and ice cream... I should tackle cheese one of these days :)
         

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