Saturday, December 3, 2011

About the Goats

Remember my goats? Well, we had them for one whole month. I loved having them and thoroughly enjoyed milking (not to mention the milk!) However, it quickly became obvious that two dwarf goats would never be able to give enough milk for 6 (going on 7) people. We would pass the jar of milk around and each get a little sip. We don't have enough space for more goats, unfortunately. Plus, I was missing out on family trips in order to get two cups of milk a day - not exactly worth it. So our goat adventure was short-lived. I sold them to a friend who has other goats and doesn't need as much milk as us. A couple weeks ago, Sapphire had twin bucks, and I took the kids (my kids, the human kind) to see them.

They were so tiny and sweet and fun, and Sapphire is an excellent mother.

This big tom turkey was the king of the barnyard.

It's so nice that we are able to go visit the goats when we visit our friends. It's also really nice to be getting plenty of raw milk, which we are now able to do again. And one day, things will get even better:

And it will come to pass in that day
That the mountains shall drip with new wine,
The hills shall flow with milk,
And all the brooks of Judah shall be flooded with water;
A fountain shall flow from the house of the LORD
And water the Valley of Acacias.
Joel 3:18


  1. Dear Sarah,

    I'm glad that your friend was able to take your goats, and that you can get plenty of milk now! We are planning on getting goats once we move to the country; they are surely a high-maintenance animal, but so adorable. :)



  2. oh goodness.... you've reinforced my want of dwarf goats!