Day two of goat milking went well. Pepper, one of my oldest does, stood nicely and milked out over a quart today. Her daughter, Mary Jane, was a bit more jumpy on the milking stand. Mary Jane also has smaller teats so it takes a bit longer to milk her out fully. Two of our three goat kids will be picked up tomorrow afternoon. I love the baby goats and it is so hard for me to let them go when they are still in that uber playful age. These two will be going to great family with lots of human kids so they will be happy there.
I made a batch of vanilla yogurt today. It has been a while since I have made yogurt so I had to start from powdered yogurt culture again. Future batches I will just use some of this batch to culture it.
We got this postcard in the mail today from a Chicago family. Traded through Postcardkids Yahoo Group.
Thane’s Neck Farm is a small family farm whose inhabitants are trying to live the quiet life as self-sustainably as they can. The animal menagerie is raised for food, fiber and companionship. Organically grown fruit, veggies and herbs feed the family and often the animals too. The children are also raised naturally and enjoy learning all they need here on the farm.