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Re: Baby Goats on the Way!
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2021, 01:30:23 pm »

That is awesome. A few years ago a Mexican restaurant opened here. They featured goat milk cheese dip! It was outstanding with chips and salsa. I think through the years they have converted to regular cow milk. It does not have that good rich flavor that it once had. Do you make cheese as well?
My sister is going to try making cheese, but she hasn't had the time yet.  Apparently mozzarella is an easy cheese to make, so she is thinking about trying that first.  Maybe we'll be having goat cheese pizza soon!   

I read in the cooking post where your sisters were successful in the cheese making! Congratulations. Have yall tried to make goat butter?
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« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2021, 01:48:24 pm »
I read in the cooking post where your sisters were successful in the cheese making! Congratulations. Have yall tried to make goat butter?
Goats milk is naturally homogenized, so it's hard to separate out the cream from milk for butter.  My sister has been taking some milk and leaving it sit in a big flat dish in the fridge for several days so the cream will rise to the top, and then skimming off the cream and storing it in the freezer until we have enough to make butter.  We haven't actually tried it yet, but it's something we are working towards.  She has also tried yogurt, which she is having trouble getting to set up thick enough, but it tastes really good.  We are going to start experimenting with soap too.       
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« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2021, 04:54:59 pm »
What you all are doing is interesting. I love fresh real butter on a hot biscuit. Makes the whole breakfast so much better in my opinion. We use to make our own when I was living at home with my parents. (from a milk cow) What a treat! My parents liked the buttermilk! I do not. I can not get past the smell! lol  :shocked: :wink:
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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2021, 07:13:19 pm »
I wonder how a cream separator would work on goat's milk.  We had friends with goats and it was the same.  Only a little of the cream ever separates out naturall.
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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2021, 07:58:27 pm »
I wonder how a cream separator would work on goat's milk.  We had friends with goats and it was the same.  Only a little of the cream ever separates out naturall.

Mr Bush my grandparents had and used one on cows milk. I did not think of that. I bet it would help Member and her family. 
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Re: Baby Goats on the Way!
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2021, 08:09:47 pm »
I wonder how a cream separator would work on goat's milk.  We had friends with goats and it was the same.  Only a little of the cream ever separates out naturall.

Mr Bush my grandparents had and used one on cows milk. I did not think of that. I bet it would help Member and her family. 
We have looked into getting one but quality models are pretty expensive.  It's something we'll probably do in the future, but just don't have the money laying around for it right now.  Other things are taking priority at the moment. 
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Re: Baby Goats on the Way!
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2022, 04:12:07 pm »
Here's this year's first batch of baby goats!  Bella had four kids last evening, 3 boys and 1 girl!  My sister went out to check on her around suppertime last night, and she was showing signs of pre-labor, so my sister came back into the house to get her kidding supplies, which only took a couple of minutes, and by the time she got back, two kids were already out!  Two more followed within a half hour. 
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Re: Baby Goats on the Way!
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2022, 11:48:19 pm »
Nice Reagan! Sorry I missed this one. I do not know a lot about goats but isn't 4 in one litter unusual? Congratulations by the way!

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Re: Baby Goats on the Way!
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2022, 08:11:07 pm »
I do not know a lot about goats but isn't 4 in one litter unusual?
It's not overly common, but it's not that rare either.  Twins and triplets are most common in goats, with quads being about as common as humans having twins.  It is more common in miniature breeds though, which our goats are. 

Our other doe, Prim, had triplets two days ago, all girls!  You always want girls because they bring the most money when selling.  All our kids will be for sale or butchered this year, we don't have any plans to keep any. 
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