Patty is a very large and not too pretty Saanen doe. I have no daughters from her but Patty is very important to hubby. Patty freshened last night and he bought two bottle calves yesterday. Perfect timing. Patty milks well and since I can wean my January kids, we will have just enough milk for these two additions as well as Patty's two little Experimental buck kids. Bottle calves have been hard to come by lately as we only feed out beef calves but hubby lucked on not one but two at a decent price although certainly not a bargain. Both slurped down their half gallon bottles of raw goat milk this morning with no problems. They are ready to go up to the calf pen as they spent the night in the old trailer they came home in. They are the quietest calves we have every had and the white one came through the ring with his mama. You would think he would be bawling for her.
I work part time as well as raise and show dairy goats and make and sell goat milk soaps and lotions. My life is BUSY!!