I’m here to satisfy your curiosity.
I know you’ve been wondering how the Faulk goats have been lately, am I right? Looking for a goat update?
First things first, Spartacus is 4 weeks old! How the heck did that happen so fast?! He is growing like a weed and is now able to spend his nights in his own stall – allowing mama Totes to rest and fill up for me to milk her every morning. Just like any kid, however, he has the ability to take a nap just about anywhere…
When Spartacus was two weeks of age, we started separating him from mama at night so that I could start milking her once daily, in the morning. Ah, milking… So, this has gone FAIRLY well – considering that both Totes and I are “virgin” milkers: Me with no experience and her a first freshener. I will say, however, that every day I get a little bit more than the last day – with yesterday topping out at just over 1 cup of fresh, sweet milk! Although I had my doubts when I first ordered it, this milking pail has proven to be PERFECT for milking my little Nigerian Dwarfs!
Magotes is definitely looking more pregnant everyday – and if she ISN’T pregnant, then it appears we may have a bigger problem on our hands!
Totes and Magotes have settled into their roles as mama and auntie – and are back to their own antics. Their punishment for BOTH getting stuck in the fence? Having to wait for me to take their “picture of shame”…
What’s been happening on YOUR farmstead? Little babies (of ANY variety)?