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Old 05-26-2006, 02:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi Everyone! We've been on the farm for about 1.5 yrs. now. We are interested in getting milking goats. I would like to find some goats milk recipes. Anyone have any to share?

Also, we want to put up some fencing for the goats and we need a reliable, but inexpensive method to do it. Any ideas?
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Old 05-26-2006, 05:56 PM
 
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We have just delved into the world of milking, so I don't have a ton of advice. I'm getting ready to order the "Goats Produce Too" book from Hoegger supply co. I have a friend who has promised some cheese recipes, though, so when she does I'll pass them on to you.

With fencing, I'm convinced that it's better to pay more for quality. We bought a roll of 5 foot farm fencing for around $50. The Nubians can jump right over it when they want to (luckily they don't want to very often, but still). Six feet tall would do it but you need a stronger fence then the cheap farm fence, since they'll stand on it and it bends over pretty easily. A friend of ours uses cattle panels, which are $25 a piece around here (I *think* they're around 16 feet maybe); expensive, but it keeps her goats in.

Goats are tough because they will climb and can jump high. They can squeeze through incredibly small openings given their body size.

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My friends just put up a nice tall goat fence out of the regular farm fencing stuff. They spaced their posts not too far away from each other which made for good security. Thay had a 6 foot high fence.
I bet if you wanted to, you could make a fence out of pallets with a bit of carpentry skills.

As for recipes, search the web and I'm sure you'll find lots of great ones including soaps, cheeses, yoghurt, etc.

Good luck!!
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