I brought in three gallons of milk this morning. A gallon and a half from three goats; the rest from Gwen.
I’ve noticed that Gwen’s milk has an odd odor to it. It is not particularly objectionable and the milk tastes fine, but it has a stronger taste than what I was accustomed to from the milk I was getting at the Jersey farm. Maybe that is because of how their milk is run through a closed system and it is likely filtered more than mine. It also could be due to something she’s eating. As best as I can tell, she spent the whole night out in the front pasture. It took Gel a while to bring her in this morning. He was soaking wet when he got back. Glad it was him who went to get her and not me.
I fed out the last of the Bartlett’s sweet goat food this morning so from this evening on, the goats and Gwen will be eating the grain mixture that I put together. I add a small scoop each of fescue balancer minerals, Fastrack microbials and an herbal mixture for milk production (which is almost gone and when it is, I’ll stop using it).
Yesterday afternoon, I managed to get the front half of the house cleaned and what a marvelous thing it is to see a clean floor. I wish I could make myself clean more frequently; but I guess I’m never going to be much of a house keeper. It sure would be a whole lot easier if I did it more frequently.
I finally hooked up with a local rabbit breeder to get some manure and I am going to head out there to get it now before it gets too hot.
Until later …