94. Own Goats and Milk Them for What They Are Worth
My 94th life goal is well underway. my buddy Rene and I scored some goats a while back for milking. We unfortunately ended up with 4 goats and only one of them giving milk (two are kids and one is carrying).
Their worth: We paid Q1000 total for all four. Subtract what we'll get for selling the kids (Q300) and the total price for each goat is Q350.
I am doing all the milking and only in the morning so that the udder will stay large. Each morning I get about 400 mL which goes for Q5 here in Tactic. That means 70 mornings of milking per goat. So far, I've milked 35 mornings. I haven't been able to use the milk on each occasion though - either a bad taste or the nanny kicks a lot of sawdust, mud, hair, and poop into the milk. Really, only the last week has been good milk and so we've severed our dependence on the milk man as of a couple days ago.