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Re: Goats

Postby goatlady » 17 Oct 2012, 14:28

Lovely goats, Tweedy. I do like to see them with horns. Where is the spare boy going to?
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Re: Goats

Postby tweedy » 17 Oct 2012, 16:48

Hi Goatlady, the spare chap is hopefully going to a lady not far from me as company for another goat.
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Re: Goats

Postby brooksidepoultry » 17 Oct 2012, 18:19

Aww very nice & good job he's not going for meat is the black & white 1 a nanny? x
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Re: Goats

Postby tweedy » 17 Oct 2012, 19:51

brooksidepoultry wrote:Aww very nice & good job he's not going for meat is the black & white 1 a nanny? x


Yes she is.
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Re: Goats

Postby Ellen Rose » 17 Oct 2012, 20:36

Healthy looking goats! Best of luck with them.

Have you ever milked a goat before?
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Re: Goats

Postby tweedy » 18 Oct 2012, 11:27

Ellen Rose wrote:Healthy looking goats! Best of luck with them.

Have you ever milked a goat before?


Milked everything but. :grin:
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Re: Goats

Postby brooksidepoultry » 18 Oct 2012, 12:06

So will you be keeping these with the sheep or in seperate pens? x
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Re: Goats

Postby Ellen Rose » 18 Oct 2012, 12:43

tweedy wrote:
Ellen Rose wrote:Healthy looking goats! Best of luck with them.

Have you ever milked a goat before?


Milked everything but. :grin:



Doh! #-o
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Re: Goats

Postby tweedy » 18 Oct 2012, 19:36

Everyone had to do it first time once Ellen. You should try milking sheep now thats fun.

Yes Brookside in the same field as the sheep.
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Re: Goats

Postby Ellen Rose » 18 Oct 2012, 21:37

Only ever milked cows, both by hand & machine. By hand was great fun squirting your siblings till you got caught :cry:

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Re: Goats

Postby tweedy » 20 Oct 2012, 10:06

Great fun aint it.
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Re: Goats

Postby nigel » 20 Oct 2012, 21:07

I used to love milking our goats, resting your head against the warm flanks, listing as they munch contentedly in the feed bowl, the splash of the milk into the bucket, and best of all fresh pure white milk that made the best cream, butter, yoghurt, ice-cream and cheese. Wonderful memories.
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Re: Goats

Postby brooksidepoultry » 28 Oct 2012, 12:53

Lovely animals but one tip - get good wooden fencing or you'll have no hedges left x
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Re: Goats

Postby tweedy » 29 Oct 2012, 15:43

It is wooden fencing where the hedge is, the bit that isn't has nothing the other side of it. We dont hedges on the Marlborough downs :lol:
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Re: Goats

Postby Henwife » 29 Oct 2012, 16:53

Oh Nigel - I wish you hadn't said that. Brought back memories of trying to revise for O levels whilst doing the morning milking, book propped between flank & (my) knee. People are still surprised to learn that I taught all our children to milk too. A skill I fear will be lost due to livestock regulations with which we all have to comply.
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