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Still have till like 10am tomorrow to decide on the dog. Still haven't made up my mind. Wouldn't be getting him with plans to use as an LGD. More another house dog until I could determine if he has LGD capability in him. He's not 100% pyr... Can't really tell what else is in him though.

As for the lasagna... well, all I can say is I'm still stuffed! Used Goat mozzarella from @Devonviolet regular mozz from the store, ricotta, and a light dust of parmesan on top as a "binder" since it has a higher melt temp. Here's some pics for you @Wehner Homestead :drool:D
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Just got finished with milk chores. Checked Dot earlier and she was "soft" on both sides so figured she'd been feeding her boys. Checker her again at feeding time and she was hard as a rock. After feeding I had to go milk her to relieve pressure. She gave me a drop or two over a full gallon. She was very uncomfortable at the start, but when I finished, she sure looked a heck of a lot more comfy. I didn't wait for a second release so if her boys want to nurse now there should still be some in there for them.

It was a challenge to milk as I had goat kids between my knees, climbing up my legs and back, trying to eat the milk bowl cover, teasing Dot into lunging toward them to chase them off... And just generally being adorable :love Baby goats... what can a body do?
 

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I could sure chow down on that lasagna right now! :D Looks real good. I'll be milking again in a couple weeks. Can't wait for the fresh milk & cheeses. With my new (to me) cream separator & cheese press, I will be attempting some cheddar this year. Also saved a recipe for some charcoal type...really want to give that one a go. Your pics have inspired me!

First "self do" disbudding this weekend. Yikes!! I'm dreading it! A friend is bringing 3 bucklings for me to band for her Friday. Guess this will be the weekend for squeals & squals....I've done plenty of bands & emasculatings, even some cut & pulls -- rather that than disbud! Weird.

With LaManchas you generally do the tail for tattoo, so what do you use? My kits are for ears, which yours don't have :D =D although they open wide enough for a tail for a young animal. The boer also allowed implanted chips -- but I generally did the ears, as well. Some were also chipped.
 

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For tattooing tails you can use the same thing you use for ears, unless of course you want to tattoo babies. That I discovered is pretty much impossible unless you have a small tattoo kit. And like everything else, the less common it is the more it cost and I wasn't going to spend $$$ to tattoo some kids I was selling for 100.00. Not happening. So I put my herd tattoo in the tail and sold them, not what I am supposed to do but it is what I did.

I am looking at getting the tattooer that you write with, like a pen. So much easier on the babies. I think.
 
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