We’ve Got Milk!



Remember that old “Got Milk?” slogan? Then everyone turned it around for their own benefit and put the word “Got” with whatever it was they were selling? I can’t tell you how annoying that was for me for years after the original slogan was coined (which I didn’t mind at all, by the way). I can tell you what is not annoying for me today….we’ve finally got milk here on Stone Family Farmstead! I’m excited!

We've Got Milk - Stone Family Farmstead

As the “goat mom” of a first freshener (a doe who is producing milk for the first time), I am so proud of Willow. Since before I ever brought goats home, I have dreamt of owning dairy goats and the ability to produce our own dairy products here. Last year when we brought Naomi and Willow home and got to know the two of them, I thought for sure Naomi would be the one that would be bred first due to her calm, kind, and loving manner. After a few tries, I noticed that she wasn’t having any of it, and to make a long story short, Willow was bred.

Willow of Stone Family Farmstead

Willow, 9 months, at around 2 months pregnant

I wasn’t sure how Willow would do as a mama because she was always what I called “My Spark Plug”—all over the place, never wanted to be anywhere for too long, and by golly, she wasn’t going to stand still to be loved on! She had things to do and stuff to jump off! But the moment she became a mama, she has been as docile and sweet as any goat could be. And I’m excited to say that she is learning well on the milk stand, too.

Willow on the Milk Stand - Stone Family Farmstead

Willow is not yet offering up much milk, but I’m confident that she will be a nice milker if I can learn well. For today, I’m excited to have gotten this small bit, and am looking forward to the prospect of goat cheese in my future!

Goat Milk at Stone Family Farmstead



 
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Kristi Stone

Kristi Stone

Honestly? I'm the author of this blog...sometimes. My family and I live in Sunny Southern California on a one acre hobby farm where we are working diligently to one day produce our dairy, eggs, and produce. That takes A LOT of work, so if you don't hear from me as soon as you'd like, give me a shout out in the comments and I'll chat back as soon as I can between the garden, goat kids, chickens, husband, human kids, and playing with my grandboy, Kieran. And in the mean time, if you'd like to see more frequently what goes on at our farm, please feel free to join my Facebook group (see the right column) where I am more active. I'd love to get to know you! šŸ™‚
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  1. Excellent website. Lots of useful information here. I’m sending it to some buddies ans also sharing in delicious.

    And of course, thanks to your effort!

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