Sunday, 22 February 2015
Drying out the goat
Pinkie, our golden guernsey goat, is now nearly two months pregnant and is showing! Since November her milk yield has been dropping but we are now beginning to dry her out. This week we switched from a daily milking to once every two days. Shortly we will drop the frequency further. She is currently eating well (as she always does!) and is munching her way through lots of hay.
Sadly, we have to report that Geraldine, our black goat, is not pregnant. She was mated last month but earlier this month she came back into heat. We have decided not to try to get her or Georgina, her daughter, mated until the autumn. Our hands are likely to be full in the summer when we deal with Pinkie's kids.