Whew…it’s been a good weekend. On Friday, I woke up and checked on Annie since she had been talking loudly (she’s normally pretty quiet) I figured she was getting close. She was in the barn all by herself. I came in and showered then went back out and she was already having the baby. I came running back in to get Danny and ended up with pretty much everyone. By the time we were back, she was done. Just needed to clean her up. Yep, it’s finally a girl!!
She was up and walking around in no time, eating right away and even bouncing around a little. Completely different from Cal, who took a while. I think that his mom just didn’t have enough anything to help him out. I’m glad that we supplemented his feedings, because now, he’s a gorgeous little guy who doesn’t let anything stand in his way. Unless it’s the fence. 🙂
By the end of the weekend, we were milking Annie. She gave us about 2 cups on Sunday, of which I promptly spilled some of. Of course. There was still colostrum in it(we made mom and Danny try to drink it, lol), so we froze it in ice cube trays to have for later if it’s needed. Last night’s milking tasted so much better. Danny had never tried goat’s milk before. At first he was turned of because it was a little sweeter than cow’s milk. After it finished cooling off though, I think he was converted. I hope so, or we are going to have to buy a cow. Ha!
Annie is probably the easiest goat to milk as a first freshener that I have ever milked. We messed with her enough that she really just stands there, with just a little fussing when shes done eating. I don’t have to use a milk stand with her. If we touch her or talk to her, she does pretty good.
I’m going to put together a post on milking soon. I just have to get it done! It’s a good thing it’s raining today, so I can work on the website! 🙂
Right now, though, I think I’m going to go play with a baby goat.