I picked up another goat doe this weekend and she came with 2 three-day-old doelings. I got a really great deal on her. Our plan is to have two does in milk so that we have enough milk for the family to drink and also to start making cheeses and yogurt. Penny will freshen (deliver her kids) late April. With three does in milk this summer we will have plenty of milk to make cheese and yogurt and anything else.
Just as with Felicity, we will let the doelings have 24/7 access to their mama for 2 weeks then start penning them up separately at night. That will give us once a day milking of both does until the babies are 8 weeks old and we wean them and start to milk twice a day.
Here is our newest farm animal, Clarabelle and her doelings, Pippa and Kate (cheesy? Yes, but I love the name Pippa and I could not resist when I got sister doelings.)...
These are quick photos I took in the shed since it was getting dark outside and raining. Better pictures to come.
Penny checking out the new arrivals.
The boys, growing like weeds.