Thursday, May 20, 2010
Just in time to keep the goat's milk soap in production (I used the last of my stock of goat milk in the Jasmine Rose soap, available now http://www.mrsdshomestead.com/) enter Freedom and "Liberty", two lovely Nubian mix does with prolific milk supply. We are already restocking for soapmaking, not to mention enjoying the fresh milk, cheese and yogurt ourselves.
Freedom, on the other hand, milked fine on the first day, producing a gallon of white, creamy milk. On the second day the testing began. Wrestling a gallon of milk out of a dramatically inclined goat is no mean feat, and by the end of the day I was beat. The purchase of some sweet feed for the next round calmed her down a bit and hopefully milking time will soon be, once again, a relaxing experience for all involved. Hey, I can dream, can't I?