my friend Kirsty has a little herd of pedigree goats
and she taught me how to milk them, which I love-
who knew that I'd like goats so much?I certainly didn't!
My favourite is Peapod who's an Anglo Nubian, and last summer
she had 3 kids. Kirsty kept the only girl and named her Peony.
I was lucky enough to watch little Peony being born,
and gently wipe away the debris from her nose and mouth-
it was very quiet and peaceful in the
goat shed that evening, something I'll always remember
She's growing into a fine goat and of course,
she has a special place in my heart.
I hope we'll be able to watch her kids being born
and that in time I'll be milking her too.
Kirsty has been busy using the milk to make bars of
gorgeous goatsmilk soap (no, it doesn't smell "goaty"!)
She says more about it on the goats facebook page
so if you think you'd like to try some, or see more pics of
the girls, pop over and have a look.
I use the soap myself, it's very gentle and creamy
(and Mark steals it cos he says it makes great shaving soap!)
Peony likes to climb inside the hay box and curl up asleep
in the hay- soon she'll be too big to fit through the gap!
Don't you just love Peony too?