Saturday, March 31, 2018

Goat Kids 2018 - Biscuit

Meet...

Biscuit


Sire:  Iron
Dam:  Annie

Birthdate:  Mar 4, 2018
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Goat Kids 2018 - Carmen

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Carmen


Sire:  Silver
Dam:  Dottie

Birthdate:  Mar 1, 2018
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Goat Kids 2018 - Crystal

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Crystal

Sire:  Lou
Dam:  Azul

Birthdate:  Feb 27, 2018
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Goat Kids 2018 - Electra

Meet...

Electra

Sire:  Lou
Dam:  Azul

Birthday: Feb 27, 2018
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Available Goats - Bucks, Bucklings, and Wethers

Faith's Farm has several Nigerian Dairy Goats available for sale. 

Dancer - 5 yr old Buck born 4-2-12, retaining daughters  $500

Silver - coming 3 yr old Buck born 10-14-17, blue eyed  $450

Bois D'arc - Buckling born 3-19-17, sire (*B) Iron, dam Getty, disbudded, can be registered ADGA, AGS, NDGA.  $350

American Elm "Al" - Buckling born 4-19-17, sire (*B) Iron, dam Pepper, disbudded, can be registered ADGA, AGS, NDGA.  $300

Pyrite - Wether (born 9-1-15) coming 2 year old, unregistered, disbudded.  $75

Cobalt - Wether  (born 9-1-15) coming 2 year old, NDGA registered, disbudded.  $125

Red Oak - Wether (born 3-15-17) unregistered, disbudded, weaned and ready for new home.  $75

Sycamore - Wether (born 4-6-17) unregistered, disbudded, weaned and ready for new home.  $75

River Birch - Wether (born 4-6-17) unregistered, disbudded, weaned and ready for new home.  $75

Davy Jones - Wether (born 4-26-17) unregistered, disbudded, weaned and ready for new home.  $75

Barbossa - Wether (born 4-26-17) unregistered, disbudded, weaned and ready for new home.  $75

Bootstrap - Wether (born 4-26-17)  unregistered, disbudded, weaned and ready for new home.  $75

Friday, June 16, 2017

Reworking my Goat Milk Soap

So I've been working on establishing some really good recipes for my goat milk soap.  Maybe someday I'll be able to sell them.  In the mean time, I get to try new things.

I've scoured you tube for videos on how to make goat milk soap.  Many recipes call for powdered goat milk.  Uh...  NO.  I have goats that provide fresh milk every day.  Why would I use powdered?  I want to use the fresh or my own frozen stuff.

Then there's recipes that use water and goat milk for the liquid.  Hmmm... I really want goat milk to be one of the top three ingredients in my soap.  If I label it as goat milk soap then by golly I want it to have more than a trace of goat milk.  After all, I have goats that provide fresh milk daily.

Most recipes and "how-to's" on the internet have you freeze the goat milk before adding the lye in order to keep the milk from scorching.  Nobody wants burnt milk in their soap.  As I contemplated this process over the several batches that I've made, I started wondering if all the fat in the goat milk was being saponified by the lye in this early step.  That sorta reduces the availability of the goat milk properties for conditioning.  Well, I have these goats that provide fresh milk daily and while I could take a goat milk bath and realize all the wonderful benefits.  Y'all would be missing out.  I began to wonder how would I use a partial water recipe to make sure all the lye was dissolved before adding it to the oil and milk.


Well, that meant I needed to find out how much fat, protein, and solids are in the milk that I'm using.  There's not a lot of information easily available on the component make up of goat milk but I was able to find that on average goat milk is made up of about 87% water.  Now, my girls are on milk test and I know how much fat and protein they are making.  Therefore, I was able to substitute a few numbers and realized that my girls have milk that is approximately 85% water and 15% fat/protein/solids.  Yes, they've got more fat in their milk that the average dairy goat.  And, that's why I chose this breed.

Armed with that information, I began to rework my soap recipes.  After several hours of video watching aided by what I've already learned in the several batches previously made, I've decided to try a new method.  I've recalculated some numbers, modified some steps, and am now ready to try the modifications.  I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Overstocked on Highlands...

After some careful consideration and some humbling realization, we have decided to sell most of our UNREGISTERED Scottish Highland fold.  Our enthusiasm for the breed got the better of us and we overstocked our acreage.  If you are interested in purchasing, contact us at 405-356-2839.  PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE or send a text!

Greer & Grant - 6 yr old yellow cow, our herd queen born sometime spring/summer of 2011.  Has a bull calf born March 9, 2017 at her side.  $1200



Anice - 19 month old yellow heifer (born Sept 2015)  Sire: Benny, Dam: Greer  $900




Blaire & Kerr - 6 yr old red cow with a bull calf born April 4, 2017 at her side.  $1200



Nessa - 18 month old red heifer (born Oct 2015) Sire: Benny, Dam: Blaire  $900



Eddy - 2 yr old yellow bull (born Mar 2015).  $900