So even though I've already got forty bucks into milk replacer for the bottle babies, I'm going to continue feeding them milk for another two weeks, maybe three. But I don't think I'm going to drop another twenty bucks on a bag of milk replacer because I'll just use what milk I can get out of MamaGoat to feed them. And when that's not enough, well then it's time to wean 'em.
I've only been milking MamaGoat on occasion. She's only got the single buckling on her and she has plenty of extra milk in that beautiful bag of hers. It's not like I'm not using that extra milk to my personal advantage though. Although I haven't milked her more than twice for human use, I've been letting Lira's tiny doeling, Moo-latte, drink from both MamaGoat and Annette. Without their permission, of course.
|Moo-latte about to sneak a snack from Annette.|
So Moo-lattte is getting some extra milk and Rhiannon can indulge in the occasional glass.
|Gott'a have a glass of milk to wash down |
that big ol' PB&J sandwich.
|Still life with milk & petunia (and nosey cat).|
Ah, yes. 'Tis a mama's lot in life to see that everyone else (animal and human) gets their nourishment before her. (We always get the burnt piece of toast, too, don't we?) Tell Rhiannon that Papa Pea never eats a PB&J without a big glass of milk!ReplyDelete
I never did understand the weaning at 8 weeks thing. I think they grow so much better if they're weaned later. Mine all did really well on cow's milk. The processor always commented on how big they were. In my opinion it was due to the extra milk- we only give grain to milkers.ReplyDelete
I hope to get some milk for us soon too. The kids need to sell quickly this spring.ReplyDelete
Bummer and they're so cute....ReplyDelete
"Got Milk" !!!!
I believe I would bottle feed beyond the typical 8 week thing.
Your little one in this picture is just so adorable, make you want to have little goats running around :-)
What? All those milking does and no milk for you??? My goodness, woman! Of course, letting the kids nurse does free you up from having to milk ALL those goats. Have you decided which ones stay and which ones go? Adorable kids - especially that two-legged one... :)ReplyDelete
That little Moo-latte is adorable! Did Rhainnon eat that big ol' sandwich all by herself! WOW!! My doe weaned her kids herself last year at about 7 weeks, That was the first time I had one do it herself...ReplyDelete