Baby Goats!

Is there anything more adorable than baby goats? This little girl’s name is Snowflake and she is the daughter of our Ciara and Elijah, both registered Alpine Dairy Goats. She is one of our keeper does and will be the fourth generation of this line. Her dam, grand-dam, and great, great, grand-dam all live here on the farm and are all currently in milk. All three of these girls can milk for several years without being re-bred. I don’t actually know how many years they can go but Mikey went 5 years (and was actually “dried” off twice when she had false pregnancies), and both Miley and Ciara went three years without being re-bred or kidding. All three girls finally started to dry off when they became heavy bred this year, but before that, I could not get them to dry up, so gave up. We’ve enjoyed a once-a-day milking schedule with them and plenty of year-round milk for soap making.

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