As the babies grew and grew, we knew it was almost time for us to start milking Peggy. Silas has been so excited to learn how to milk a goat! I was excited with all the possibilities of what we could do with goats's milk....cheese, butter, ice cream! I even was wanting to try making some soap and beauty products. Fun! Well, after buying all the supplies, having my sweet hubby build a milking stand, and watching tons of videos on how to milk a goat, we were ready!
All the signs were true and Peggy died about noon.
So, what do we do with our baby goats? From what we've read, they usually wean between 6-8 weeks. They were only 5 weeks old. We started bottles again, but they were strongly rejected. We knew they were drinking water from a bowl, so I started mixing milk powder and giving it to them in a bowl twice a day. They love it! They are eating plenty of hay, grass and grain. They seem to be doing well!
My Silas is learning much about this goat farming adventure. I'm thankful to see his tender heart through it all.