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This is my pygmy buck Silver. He has gone to live with the main pygmy goat person in my county, and he got bred to some little does this year, he thinks he is in heaven. I miss him, he is very sweet, but he is in a much better place for him, and I had no further breeding use for him. My best nubian, Tsu, got bred to a different pygmy buck this year. I don’t have a picture of him, but he is quite the little darling. It was exciting to get connected with a pygmy breeder who shows and has lots of bucks. And I was really happy she wanted Silver. I think he is beautiful.
This is a picture of my son and grandson and me last August when they visited. They live in Vermont now. The little doe is Triscuit’s kid Trude. Triscuit had triplets last year. This year she isn’t bred.
So I think I have figured this out, and will post more, with more pictures, later.
Have a great day everyone!
I am Jan Hodges and I am blogging this month about my Kinder goat adventure. I live in central New Mexico, about 30 miles south of Albuquerque.
I discovered kinder goats in the 90s, I moved out of the city to two acres in the country in 1993, and a neighbor had a goat for awhile. I liked her. Goats seemed to me to be by far the most interesting livestock. I was working, though, and it didn’t take much research to figure out that I couldn’t manage an 11 hour workday (including a pretty long commute) and also take decent care of goats. I’m pretty lazy, really.
In 2000 I rescued a great dane, Duke, who had terrible airborne allergies, which started a long hunt for relief for them. I tried shots, but he got tired of that and we couldn’t do it without his cooperation. I tried raw honey, but that requires a huge dose, it was too much sugar, and expensive. I found local milk that wasn’t processed much. There was a dairy that sold it, but they got bought out and that milk disappeared. So the only way to get milk for him was to have my own. But it was still too early. I got milk from my vet, who has a herd of dairy goats, for a few years. Duke’s troubles with allergies completely disappeared for the rest of his life.
I got my two nubian doe kids a year before I retired, but milking them and working was going to be beyond me. I retired (finally, the first day I possibly could), bred one of them to my lovely Silver, and had my first kinders, both were male. I decided I didn’t want the characteristics of the other doe in my kinder herd, and don’t have her anymore.
In the spring of 2007 a friend went with me on a road trip to Missouri, where I got two doe kids from Sue Huston. They are my lovely Madame and Triscuit. I feel like I was very lucky to get them, and it was great to meet Sue.
I’m going to stop now and post this and try to figure out how to post pictures.
Have a wonderful rest of the day!
I had to think really hard to come up with a recipe for my final Recipe Tuesday blog post and have decided to share my favorite pancake recipe with you. I hope you enjoy it.
Blueberry Nutty Yogurt
- 1/2 cup goat milk yogurt
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/4 cup grapenuts
- 1 TBSP banana butter (or you can use 2 tsp sugar)
Heat blueberries till gently warm, top with yogurt, then add grape nuts and top with banana butter. Stir gently and enjoy.
This is soooo yummy! A sweet decadent treat and very good for you. For anybody else that’s on Weight Watchers it is 5.5 points per serving.
2 cups goat milk
1 egg slightly beaten
2/3 cup sugar
3 TBSP baking cocoa
3 TBSP corn starch
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
Combine sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa in saucepan. Gradually add goat milk and beaten egg. Cook, stirring constantly over medium heat, til thick and bubbly. Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Chill or serve warm.
This is so very very yummy! Since I’m on Weight Watchers, I leave the butter out. You really can’t tell the difference and it make it 4 points for 1/2 cup of pudding. It’s well worth the points for an occasional treat!
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