Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The pitter patter of little........hooves?
I managed to convince Lover that I would make an excellent goat farmer. Translation? I'm getting Nigerian Dwarf milking goats in the spring along with some new chickens. NDs have a high yield of milk, which is also high in milk fat. It makes great cheeses, soaps and lotions. Not to mention lots of little terds for manure/composting and weed abatement. Just handy and cute all the way around. These little fellas are a bit pricey though. I can get a nubian for about 1/2 the cost of the nigerians. Why nigerians then? SIZE. They are no bigger than a medium sized dog and can be kept in smaller areas. They also have incredible sweet dispositions. I love them. With lots of hard work, luck and $$$, by this time next year I'll be knocked up and having my first kidding season. Fingers Are Crossed.