It is that time of year again here at the 20-Acre Wood. Kidding season is always accompanied by a lot of activity, as we welcome the new crop of goat kids to the world. Only six does to kid this year, and we are halfway done. [Edit: Actually we are kidding 8 does and have 5 yet to go!] I say “we,” but it is actually Alesia and Leah doing the work…I get to take pictures! Thought I’d share a few shots from the past couple days.
Just in case you’re wondering why we have goats, I thought I’d answer that question. The base breed we have is Toggenburg, which is a dairy breed. So Alesia milks them and she and Lauren drink the milk, but they also do a lot of cooking and baking with it and make cheese. Alesia also makes goat milk soap, which she markets on her website, Hearts Toward Him. But really, they just provide a whole bunch of entertainment!
“Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds,…And there will be goat’s milk enough for your food, And for the food of your household, And sustenance for your maidens.” Proverbs 27:23, 27