Monday, August 24, 2009

Run-down of the day...

The cow's udder is no worse, but this morning she only let down about 2 1/2 gallons, and tonight she only gave a gallon. Somewhat of a bummer. I think it is due to the infection in that one quarter. I did the second (and last) treatment for the mastitis in that one quarter, and have been putting Corona udder cream on it, giving her red raspberry tea and probios. I hope her milk picks back up!

I accidentally made clabber milk. It was fresh milk that had been set out on the counter for about 36 hrs. I skimmed the cream and then realized it was clabbered. Not soured. I had no idea what to do with clabber milk! So 5 gallons went to the pigs, and I am saving 1 gallon to try and make some cottage cheese with and make some more clabber. I guess you can use it also as a starter for other cheeses. We'll see how that goes :).

The other day I figured out what it costs us per doe in milk, per month for the summer months. Since they have pasture (free), alfalfa and grain during the summer. It costs us about $13 per milker per month for during the summer months. In the winter, that will go up some because of grass hay.

I am going to enter a few of my does and bucks into the Miniature Dairy Goat Association V-Show. Pretty cool! I did not get to enter into the last one this Spring. It only costs $2 to enter, and all you have to do is take pictures of your goat and enter it. If you don't know what it is, here's a link that explains it -

We decided to try and sell our AMHA/AMHR Miniature Stallion again. He is very gentle, handsome, and only about 2 years old. If you are interested in him, we are asking $400 - email or call me for more info - 918-598-4004.

Have a good evening,