May, clad in cloth of gold

My leetle flock has received its second to last member, a mostly-Nubian doe named May. She has a beautiful glossy red-golden coat and is an absolute treasure. You see, she’s in milk, her young son having just reached a good age for weaning, and Miss May patiently stands for me to milk her by hand, three times a day.

It will probably get down to twice a day when my hands get some strength in them, but we’re doing all right for now and Miss May has given us about two and a half quarts of milk today. She’ll probably give us another quart and some change at evening milking, which means I need to start making cheese and soap before she floods us.


Comments (2) | Goats — Tags: — Andrea @ 1511 on 9 April, 2012

2 Responses to “May, clad in cloth of gold”

  1. W. Lotus
    0851 on April 10th, 2012

    Your little farm fascinates me.

  2. Selma
    1620 on April 11th, 2012

    Do we have photos???

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