Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hannah, Ada and Fawn

These are our new goats! We are going to milk for home use (milk, butter, cheese), and soapmaking (for sale and home). The white girlie is a 1 yr old saanen, and the other two are nubians (1 yr old and 6 mos old). The saanen is Ada, salt-and pepper nubian is Hannah, and the little spotty brown baby is Fawn.

We are going to Raleigh to pick up a whole supply of used dairy equipment from a lady who raised alpine goats for 20 years. She gave it up and is giving us a great deal on it all. Amelie liked the milk, and Chris is sold too (and he was ready to hate it, since he really doesnt like goat cheese or lamb). It is really delicious and will make a wonderful ice cream. Ami thought it was cool to watch the goat milking and I thought it was pretty adventurous of her to drink a big glass of it right after watching how and where it came from! She wasn't phased a bit and slugged it right down like she was in a race. She's excited to bring the girls home, Chris has to fix the fencing in back, then we'll be all ready. We hope to pick them up on Sunday.


Amy C said...

How pretty they are!!! Ami looks so happy about her new goats :)

Emilene Whidbee said...

It's really exciting to hear about your goats! I look forward to seeing them next time I'm out there.