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If Your Kid has a Cookie, You Need Some Milk

| 5/16/2012 2:06:42 PM

Rosalind head shotI wish to apologize that I have not written a blog post sooner. My excuse is rather simple, being that, I have had no time to dedicate to writing. So I shall do my best to summarize the most important event that has transpired since my last post. Right now I am rather tired, so please forgive that this is mostly devoid of humor.

This morning, I woke up convinced that what happened yesterday didn't really happen. I had completely, totally, utterly forgot that we had purchased a new addition. So I meandered downstairs at six a.m. to let my dog out, and when I casually looked over the beautiful landscape, I saw the brown blob. I say blob, because I had woken up about thirty seconds ago, and my vision remained blurry. Then it clicked. We really had purchased her, and I had to get dressed in a rush to take care of her.

24 hours earlier...

“If we got a milk goat then our milk expenses would decrease.” My mother was trying to persuade me that we should get another goat.

“I know that, but we don't have a stanchion or a place to quarantine a new goat. It would be impractical to look for one right now.” The inevitable rebuttal came: “Those are easy problems to fix, besides there is a really good deal on Craigslist for a milking nanny, she is a nubian.” When I had been considering adding another goat to our herd, I had really thought that the nubian breed would be the best choice, and my mom had not forgotten.

"Goat milk tastes funny.” That was my brother's reason why not to get a milking doe. Not sufficient enough according to mom, because you “will learn to like it”, even if you don't like it now. My father liked the idea of avoiding having to keep going out of his way to pick up milk every week, so there was not a chance that Timothy (my brother) and I could win this battle. Hoping that the person selling the nubian doe would be your average Craigslist seller (i.e. won't respond for days upon days, and when they do it is to tell you that what you are interested in has already been sold), I wrote a short sweet email just to simply ask if she was still available and if she is, might I call the seller to ask some questions about the doe. The seller replied within thirty minutes. I couldn't help but think 'Bah-Humbug'. 

5/22/2012 3:59:58 PM

NE Dave, I appreciate that you like my blog. Nutella is doing very well, and has had the pamper treatment (nails, brushing, petting). I have come to the conclusion that she is the easiest and sweetest of all my goats. She has been giving us a nice amount of milk everyday, and we haven't ran out yet. Hope you have a great day.

5/21/2012 2:19:33 PM

Rosalind, thanks for sharing your goat finding story. The last picture in the blog tells it all. It's a great picture that shows the temperament you described in the post. Nutella, is a perfect name for a sweet goat. I'm sure she will be a great addition to your herd. I hope you have many years of future goat milk to drink and make goat milk products. It's always good to read a post from you. Have a great day on the homestead.

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