When we first moved to Oak Hill almost twelve years ago, we brought our three dairy goats along with us. What a fun move that was!
Our daughter grew up and went off to a new life in another state, and I downsized a bit. Then we had a tragic barn fire and lost the entire herd.
For a month after that, I wasn't even sure I would start over with goats. It was a dark time, but the Lord held me close and sustained me. Hubby bought me a little bottle doe and sweet friends gave me kids from their herds.
Last fall I didn't breed them. Hubby had been diagnosed with cancer and we thought it wise to slow way down on anything extra for awhile, not knowing what the future might bring. It was a good decision.
But you've been asking me about my goats because there haven't been many posts about them in recent months. Yes, I do still have them. There are no sweet, bouncy goat kids this year though, and I'm bartering milk from a goat-milking friend. I do miss milking, and I miss goat kid antics, but life has been hectic enough this spring and summer.
And since you've asked, here are a couple of goat posts from the past that might have an answer you're looking for.
How (and Why) I Milk Once a Day
Why You Should Have Goats on Your Homestead
Goats: What's Normal?
More of my posts about goats
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