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  •  Are we going to have to keep a goat in the back (5+ / 0-)

    yard--don't have room for a cow--in order to get pure milk?  

    Thank you so much for this diary and for your work.

    Democrats work to achieve Bedford Falls. Republicans work to achieve Pottersville. It's a wonderful life.

    by Mayfly on Sat Oct 02, 2010 at 03:14:13 PM PDT

    •  I'm not big on goat milk (7+ / 0-)

      but I like goat cheese plenty. And I would LOVE to have a nice source of goat poo fertilizer in the yard :) Goat would take care of all of the weeding too.

      I went to visit a farm a few weeks ago and asked for a bag of goat shit to take home. Then I fed it to my worms. Those worms are so spoiled.

    •  We just got the sweetest Jersey cow and her (5+ / 0-)
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      little calflette today.  She is so friendly and affectionate.  Her name is Bella.  So we're going to name her calf Lugosi.

      We actually got her to feed her milk to our our lambs.  We run a sheep dairy, so that means a lot of lambs with big bellies.  And I've had it on good authority they do well on the extra creamy Jersey milk.

      That's if I don'[t steal it all for myself first - lol.

      But you're right, she is a bit big for most gardens, even if she is a little cow compared to Holsteins.  But instead of a goat, get a sheep.  They have much better attitudes, and the milk is sweet like a cows (unlike goats), but without the lactose issues.  And you can freeze it without it tasting funky afterwards.

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