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Phoenixx

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Is it weirder when I bark back at the neighbor dog when it barks at me (which is whenever I make a slightly noise), or that I have a desire to woof at the picture of dogs in this thread? Not like a mean woof, but more of a "woof woof, how are you today?" kind of woof.
It can't be any weirder than me using different voices for pets I meet, including baby talking to them. No amount of social anxiety can stop me from doing that. :LOL: They're just sooo cuuuute! :love:
 

FountainandFairfax

the only prescription is more cowbell
It can't be any weirder than me using different voices for pets I meet, including baby talking to them. No amount of social anxiety can stop me from doing that. :LOL: They're just sooo cuuuute! :love:

I've convinced more people that I'm probably not a serial killer after-all with my goofy, half-growled, "Hey buddy" when I meet their dogs than anything else. XD
 

Phoenixx

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Sooo cute, Molly! ❤️ I've been having kitten fever really bad lately. I lost my one girl back in April from FELV and it's still been hard healing from that. For both my other cat and I. But I think we're both ready for another little furball. Plus I think my GSD would love a little sibling too. She adores cats.
 

MollyBeGood

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Awe I am sorry about loosing your kitty *hugs* Your dog sounds so sweet. I lost my dog this summer. I was so thankful to have this kitten come into my life after he died. You have goats, too right? I'd love to hear more about them sometime.
 

Phoenixx

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Awe I am sorry about loosing your kitty *hugs* Your dog sounds so sweet. I lost my dog this summer. I was so thankful to have this kitten come into my life after he died. You have goats, too right? I'd love to hear more about them sometime.
I do! I should post pics of the big furry hoof doggos. 😆 Yes they very much are like dogs in the sense that they're extremely social creatures and love to play, but are also a bit like cats with their curiosity and love of climbing on everything, including you. 😆
 

Phoenixx

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I don't know why I don't consider these guys as true pets. Maybe it's because they're not in my house. But I might as well because I do spoil them often. 😊 I have two females: Tessa (white) and Mocha (brown). They're both mixed dairy breeds, Tessa being Nubian/Nigerian Dwarf/Saanen and Mocha being Nubian/Nigerian Dwarf. I do breed them and I have yet to start milking them, but hopefully next year I can practice more with that. Didn't get to this year because the kiddos Mocha had hogged everything and got pretty fat (but happy!). 😁 Mocha was an excellent first time mom! Tessa never got bred so I still don't know how she'll do as a mom.

The tricolor kid was a female -- named her Madeleine (yes like the cookie), and the white kid was a male -- named him Macaroon. I sold both to a woman over an hour away who would provide them a loving home and wanted them as pets. I do miss them a bit, but that's life. As long as I do my research and receive good vibes from others that they're going to a great loving home, I don't feel quite so bad about selling them.
 

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MollyBeGood

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OMG!!! So sweet!! Two little blue eyed gorgeous babes, a doeling and a buckling. They would be so hard for me to sell. Are you trying to keep your herd small? I need to do the same and get my doeling bred she's a pretty mini Ober and ready to go as in 'always in heat' lol she's going on 4 now. How did you find a buck to breed to? I found one nice Nigerian Dwarf on CL but she wants $75 for a driveway breeding-seems steep plus it's over an hr away.. I almost bought two Saanens this Spring but the sale fell through it was kinda for the best anyways. I do want a steady supply of goat milk though so I'd love to get my mini doe freshened. There's a million things you can do with goat milk. I want to try them all!
 

Phoenixx

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OMG!!! So sweet!! Two little blue eyed gorgeous babes, a doeling and a buckling. They would be so hard for me to sell. Are you trying to keep your herd small? I need to do the same and get my doeling bred she's a pretty mini Ober and ready to go as in 'always in heat' lol she's going on 4 now. How did you find a buck to breed to? I found one nice Nigerian Dwarf on CL but she wants $75 for a driveway breeding-seems steep plus it's over an hr away.. I almost bought two Saanens this Spring but the sale fell through it was kinda for the best anyways. I do want a steady supply of goat milk though so I'd love to get my mini doe freshened. There's a million things you can do with goat milk. I want to try them all!
Yeah I have to keep the herd small for now since I don't have the barn space. Our current "barn" is actually a large shed we converted into a barn. It's nice, but far from perfect and really only ideal for small breed goats and not many at that. Until we have the funds to build bigger, I don't want, nor can have, more than 2 - 3 goats.

As for breeding, I'm lucky to have a family member that lives 20 mins away who has a farm and is an expert on all things goats. I actually got my two from her, and Mocha was already bred when we got her. I plan to breed again next month once they're in heat, and I have a buck picked out from her as well to borrow.

Have you tried joining farming groups on fb for your area to look for goats? I've had much better luck with selling and seeing how sales are going on there than I have CL. I know even the groups can have some sketchy people too, but I feel I'm able to weed them out much easier than on CL.

Goat milk is great for a lot of things, and the better you feed your does, the better the milk tastes. It can definitely have that sour "goaty" taste if their diet isn't rich in a variety of grass, grain, hay, and other vegetal foods, but the milk can be really sweet and creamy if they do get a good variety of those things. I still have yet to learn to make goat cheese. I tried this summer and failed miserably. Ended up saving it anyways as whey to use in baking or something, just so it wouldn't go to waste.
 

MollyBeGood

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Yeah I have to keep the herd small for now since I don't have the barn space. Our current "barn" is actually a large shed we converted into a barn. It's nice, but far from perfect and really only ideal for small breed goats and not many at that. Until we have the funds to build bigger, I don't want, nor can have, more than 2 - 3 goats.

As for breeding, I'm lucky to have a family member that lives 20 mins away who has a farm and is an expert on all things goats. I actually got my two from her, and Mocha was already bred when we got her. I plan to breed again next month once they're in heat, and I have a buck picked out from her as well to borrow.

Have you tried joining farming groups on fb for your area to look for goats? I've had much better luck with selling and seeing how sales are going on there than I have CL. I know even the groups can have some sketchy people too, but I feel I'm able to weed them out much easier than on CL.

Goat milk is great for a lot of things, and the better you feed your does, the better the milk tastes. It can definitely have that sour "goaty" taste if their diet isn't rich in a variety of grass, grain, hay, and other vegetal foods, but the milk can be really sweet and creamy if they do get a good variety of those things. I still have yet to learn to make goat cheese. I tried this summer and failed miserably. Ended up saving it anyways as whey to use in baking or something, just so it wouldn't go to waste.
It’s wonderful you have family close that has goats and you got her bred. The reason the Sannens fell through is bc I THOUGHT stupidly she was selling them bred. She’s an award winning cheese maker too so I was bummed out but like you my barn situation is lacking. It’s better I scaled back still...

I actually am an ok cheese maker and have made a few lbs of cheese even made some chocolate truffles that were amazing with the chèvre. I guess it was beginners luck!
 
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