March 28, 2011
Well, it's milk time again! We have been collecting milk for our little guy, Charlie, that we had in the house. But a little over a week after they were born, we had more milk than Charlie needed to drink. So now we have milk for US!
There hasn't been a LOT of milk, but it is starting to increase now. I think it is because right now we are just milking Iris (black) and her little baby is eating more hay and grain. OR it could be the herbs that I am giving her that I got from Molly's Herbals, one for general health and one to help produce more milk!
We will soon be separating the babies out at night and milking BOTH females in the morning, then rejoining their babies with them during the day. Hopefully at that point, we will be getting even MORE milk!
Soon (I hope) we will get to the point of NOT having to buy milk from the store. We currently spend about $24 in milk a week! And that is with buying Almond Milk (for us lactose intolerant people!) and also regular milk. When we have lots of goat milk, we will no longer need to spend that on milk! :) I look forward to that!
Goat's milk is illegal to sell it here in Indiana, BUT we DO drink our own... We trust our own cleanliness and procedures! So we drink it raw, only filtering it first.
Do any of YOU drink goat's milk? Do you produce your own milk on your farm?