I have come to love these two girls. Now comes the time when they are nearly ready to breed - this fall they should come into heat. Now comes the time when my fears all surface - will I be able to handle the birthing, the milking, separating the babies from their moms.
Listening to reason I know that the goats' milk will be such a blessing to our family - to our daughter who has a mild lactose intolerance to a perfect second milk for a toddler. Plus how wonderful it will be to not have to buy milk at the store or even rely on our neighbor's raw milk ($9.00 a gallon is a lot and for sure we will save some money).
Now to come up with a plan to get them bred. Do we buy a buck and companion? Do we find someone that rents one out? For you goat owners, I would love it if you would share your thoughts and experiences.