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@Daxigait, I liked your post for the great looking Nubian and that you are getting her back!! Sad she is in such poor condition and MORE sad they didn't even CALL to ask for help. Just thrilled she is back home!! She will recover but, it will take a little while beyond obvious weight gain as I'm sure her whole system went "down" healthwise. Being home and happy will spur her to return to her previous good health.


once she runs out of juzt the oats in the feed mixture she throws a fit.... o_O:lol:
I have one who will hold her milk if she runs out of feed. :D So I keep some extra to add if I haven't gotten her milked out before she gets the feeder emptied out. Same one who gave me a fit day before yesterday as her "boys" were bawling in another field. Rank, she was. Yesterday I made sure the bucklings were fed and quiet before she got fed and milked. Back to old self, stood nicely and ate.

Then another I milked yesterday -- had taken HER twin boys, also, was so very pleasant. She didn't care about her kids. The routine is eat and get milked -- came when called by name, thru gate and directly to her spot, gave all her milk and never budged. She hasn't been milked in over 6 months but you would have thought it had never NOT been day to day. :love Brat is full sister the other, Lilly, but one year older. Similar but, different. Both give 1 + gal per day. Lilly's twin, Daisy, has twin doelings still nursing for another week or so. Then there will be three -- 4 gal a day :th

The bucklings are staying put in their paddock. Dad is with them! His turn to help out. :D Ten days until auction time for the bucklings. :celebrate I believe cheese will be on the to do list for Friday. Gotta use it up. Still have soap but, will make more when it cools off....Novemberish. Will freeze milk in soap batch portions. Have enough of the oils, butters, lye to make about 400 bars. Yeah, I used to make & sell it. May start that back up next Spring. :idunno


So, @Baymule, you are busy!!!! :lol: Who puts the fence back up? Are they leaving the cuttings? Did you get your elderberries picked? Did Devonviolet? I know she has her own bushes -- but not sure if enough production for her yet. I grabbed a few more yesterday. Have about a pint of dehydrated ones plus a gal of strong juice and three 1/2 pint of lightly sweetened juice. Probably dehydrate these last ones as easier to store.

Plus, dehydrator is finishing 2nd batch of figs today! :celebrate

I'm planning to go to the veggie auction tomorrow night for some tomatoes & eggplants. Can tomatoe sauce, prep eggplants for freezing -- make eggplant parm for winter. :drool


Worked 9 hrs today 7-8 tomorrow. Off Friday :clap Need to go do chores, get eggs & milk 2 goats. :frow
 

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ok now i knew there were animal auction but veggie auctions uh i am in. lol. oh and thats just funny lilly is my doe that is supper easy to milk, her sister daisy is the pill. she a stinker once i give daisy more oats she stops the hopping and stands still a sweet as you please to bw milked. i hate her teats through i already said that but they are so tiny its a three finger job and i dont have small hands and one of her teats orifice is towards the back of her teat so that one you have to angle juat right and try to milk. sigh oh well. i am keeping lillys daughter and if the other two dont sale theh might join the buckling in the freezer as we already have issues getting to much milk juat between the two currently milking. kinda wish i didnt have to but i really dont want to feed them for no reason and be ober run with kids. the goats in my area keep changing price orignally for this breed was 400-300 abd right now they are at 75 thats just crazyness. i have my two listed at 200 the same price i bought my two does for.
 

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@Daxigait, I liked your post for the great looking Nubian and that you are getting her back!! Sad she is in such poor condition and MORE sad they didn't even CALL to ask for help. Just thrilled she is back home!! She will recover but, it will take a little while beyond obvious weight gain as I'm sure her whole system went "down" healthwise. Being home and happy will spur her to return to her previous good health.




I have one who will hold her milk if she runs out of feed. :D So I keep some extra to add if I haven't gotten her milked out before she gets the feeder emptied out. Same one who gave me a fit day before yesterday as her "boys" were bawling in another field. Rank, she was. Yesterday I made sure the bucklings were fed and quiet before she got fed and milked. Back to old self, stood nicely and ate.

Then another I milked yesterday -- had taken HER twin boys, also, was so very pleasant. She didn't care about her kids. The routine is eat and get milked -- came when called by name, thru gate and directly to her spot, gave all her milk and never budged. She hasn't been milked in over 6 months but you would have thought it had never NOT been day to day. :love Brat is full sister the other, Lilly, but one year older. Similar but, different. Both give 1 + gal per day. Lilly's twin, Daisy, has twin doelings still nursing for another week or so. Then there will be three -- 4 gal a day :th

The bucklings are staying put in their paddock. Dad is with them! His turn to help out. :D Ten days until auction time for the bucklings. :celebrate I believe cheese will be on the to do list for Friday. Gotta use it up. Still have soap but, will make more when it cools off....Novemberish. Will freeze milk in soap batch portions. Have enough of the oils, butters, lye to make about 400 bars. Yeah, I used to make & sell it. May start that back up next Spring. :idunno


So, @Baymule, you are busy!!!! :lol: Who puts the fence back up? Are they leaving the cuttings? Did you get your elderberries picked? Did Devonviolet? I know she has her own bushes -- but not sure if enough production for her yet. I grabbed a few more yesterday. Have about a pint of dehydrated ones plus a gal of strong juice and three 1/2 pint of lightly sweetened juice. Probably dehydrate these last ones as easier to store.

Plus, dehydrator is finishing 2nd batch of figs today! :celebrate

I'm planning to go to the veggie auction tomorrow night for some tomatoes & eggplants. Can tomatoe sauce, prep eggplants for freezing -- make eggplant parm for winter. :drool


Worked 9 hrs today 7-8 tomorrow. Off Friday :clap Need to go do chores, get eggs & milk 2 goats. :frow
So do you have a good soap recipe?
 

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lol honestly no i been pintresting finding ones thay are suppose to work lol i havent tried it yet.so i am in as well. most call for lye and three or four different oils. there alot more ingredients then i thought there would be lol.
 

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Oh ha ha! The first batch I ever made turned out perfect...I tried the same recipe again and it was a fail...and the time after that too :lol: Then I tried I ton of other recipes and none of them turned out. The one that did turn out the first time was lye, coconut, castor, and olive oil.
 

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I'll have to hunt down the folders with all the soap info. Will be a few days. But most have lye, a liquid (water, milk, etc) and oils. Different oils do different things within the soaps. This can change the lathering, cleansing, skin conditioning, etc. I always buy food grade lye. AND you need to measure precisely, mix a certain way, watch temps and so on. Not hard, just not a throw together like a meatloaf. :D There are calculators on line to help with changing oil types, what quantities and such. If you don't get the correct mix, temp, stir...it won't trace, can over/under react and your set won't happen. And have your mold ready because when it's ready to pour -- you NEED to pour, not look around for a container. :lol: Yeah, some control is a must. I use a digital scale, stainless steel pots, glass measuring containers. ONLY use the pots & utensils for soap -- not cooking. Good ventilation, long gloves.

But the soap is great! :D

Children in the house -- they will need to be away from all this as it is being made, not helping; lye & fumes can be problems, the hot oils can burn, etc. So, THAT must be planned.


ok now i knew there were animal auction but veggie auctions uh i am in.
Our local State Ag sponsors and runs it. Farmers or individuals can bring or buy. A lot of farmers bring their too ripe to ship & a lot of "farmer market" stall operators buy for that reselling. Truck loads, a bushel a box...fruit, veggies, etc. Never know what will show up. It's fun.
 

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sounds like it and thanks for the informatio on the soap i plan on making out side to help with the fumes and kids issue by using my gas grill burner.
 

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I'll have to hunt down the folders with all the soap info. Will be a few days. But most have lye, a liquid (water, milk, etc) and oils. Different oils do different things within the soaps. This can change the lathering, cleansing, skin conditioning, etc. I always buy food grade lye. AND you need to measure precisely, mix a certain way, watch temps and so on. Not hard, just not a throw together like a meatloaf. :D There are calculators on line to help with changing oil types, what quantities and such. If you don't get the correct mix, temp, stir...it won't trace, can over/under react and your set won't happen. And have your mold ready because when it's ready to pour -- you NEED to pour, not look around for a container. :lol: Yeah, some control is a must. I use a digital scale, stainless steel pots, glass measuring containers. ONLY use the pots & utensils for soap -- not cooking. Good ventilation, long gloves.

But the soap is great! :D

Children in the house -- they will need to be away from all this as it is being made, not helping; lye & fumes can be problems, the hot oils can burn, etc. So, THAT must be planned.



Our local State Ag sponsors and runs it. Farmers or individuals can bring or buy. A lot of farmers bring their too ripe to ship & a lot of "farmer market" stall operators buy for that reselling. Truck loads, a bushel a box...fruit, veggies, etc. Never know what will show up. It's fun.
That's what has been happening with my soap...none of the batches are tracing. Even when I follow the exact recipe I used that DID trace! I use a scale, i measure everything perfectly :idunno
The last batch I made was a disaster. I have plastic bowls that are supposed to be perfect for soapmaking...I used them with all the other batches but I decided to make a 7lb batch. I mixed the lye and water and it melted through the plastic mixing bowl, got all over the counter, the floor and splattered on my arm :ep
I thought about not trying to make soap again but I want to give it one more chance...just one :lol:
 

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lol yeah i saw alot of people using plastic that made me nervouse i like glass. i am glad it didnt burn you. i also read abkut keep vingar close by flr just incase it gets on you that it null the lye out.
 
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