I can't believe it has been almost a week since I updated. Sorry! My dad was here this weekend which involved 2 late trips to the Atlanta airport which is 1 and a half hours each way. Friday night we didn't get home until midnight and Sunday night we got home at 9:30 pm but I still had to milk the goat, so it was late by the time I was done. Last night was spent recovering. It was a great visit with my dad, but tiring!
Things are going pretty well with the goats. I'm settling into a routine, I still can't say I enjoy it, but it isn't so bad anymore. I still think I should be getting more milk, I'm getting about 1.5 pounds a day between 2 milking. The woman I got her from said she was getting 2.5 pounds a day out of her. I'm not sure why I'm getting so much less. Will her milk production keep going up or is this where I'm peaking? It is enough for us and the baby, I just hate feeling like I'm failing! I want to do a post about my milking routine soon. Maybe tomorrow.
Orion seems to be doing well. He isn't as hyper as I expected. He is active but not crazy like I've heard and seen. Is it because his only goat company is an adult who is calm? Would he be more hyper around kids? When we visited 1 goat farm the babies climbed all over Logan's back. With Orion if we sit down he generally climbs into our lap for cuddles. He does jump on stuff, just not all the time. I'm a mom so I worry about everything. I want to be sure he is healthy.
I went to look at some sheep last week and will be getting 2 adult ewes and a ewe lamb in a month. The same woman had someone back out on some of her other sheep and now has a mom and her two lambs available. She offered them to me and I'm trying to decide if I want them. I don't want to overwhelm myself, but a mom and her 2 babies may not be too much to handle. They are ready to go now. I'm just not sure. This farm life can be stressful!