The Kidding Quandary

18 Nov

Of all the years for only half the girls to settle for spring break, this was not the year for that to be okay.

Chiffon is open.

One reason is because I don’t want to have a lot of little kids when I’m on vacation.  They tend to have a hard time keeping up in pasture, and I don’t want them spending the night out there.

Pretzel and Rosie–this year’s June babies

The other part of it is the large number of my milking girls who did not get bred.  Joy is the only one who will be kidding in March.

Onyx, Joy and 2TC; Flower and Bambi in back

I might have to enlist Cupid as a milking doe.  She was pretty good about it when I tried milking her this year.

Cupid

Although, I’m still trying to figure out the milking when I go on vacation, so it might be better for them to have babies before I leave and then I can wean when I get back.

Astra and Perdita (who is still not fully weaned)

With all this uncertainty, it makes me even more happy that my freezer is full.  And if you think I’m kidding, I don’t think I can fit any more in there.

I just made another double batch of mozzarella to turn into mozzarella sticks for my family’s Christmas Eve gathering.

I’m also making a lot of yogurt.

heating to make yogurt

I like the problem of so much milk I don’t know what to do with it all.

One Response to “The Kidding Quandary”

  1. Jeanne November 20, 2021 at 2:27 am #

    I guess I goofed didn’t write a comment here. Sorry!
    I understand your problem about the does that didn’t get bred. And the complications with goat care and taking that vacation with your mother. I hope all will work out well, when the time comes.

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