Pine Needle Farm

  (Kila, Montana)
The adventures of raising cashmere goats.
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Kids are fun!

  All the kids are doing fine.  The 14 cashmere kids are always getting into mischief.  The 4 dairy kids are trying to, but they don't climb through the fence like the cashmeres do, so they can't get into much.

   I am getting plenty of milk now!  I've been making cheese, butter, ice cream and soap with it.  We drink quite a bit, too.  Good stuff!!

   I have two of the cashmere does for sale now.  I finally have enough does that I can sell some for breeding stock!  These two have longer guard hair than I want in my herd, so they are going to find new homes.  Each one has a new kid that comes with her, too.  I will miss them, but I can't keep every goat, and these two have good fleece, so they will make someone a nice little starter herd.  Bridget, one of the does, throws really nice kids.  Lucy, the other one threw a nice one, too.  This was her first one.  She is Bridget's daughter.  The buckling I sold two years ago out of Bridget is throwing some nice kids over by Spokane.  His micron count is 14.1!  He's got nice cashmere!!

   Bridget and her kid, a wether named Lucky are both black.  Lucky looks like he will have the shorter guard hair.  Lucy is black and her little kid, a doeling is a rich dark red.  She is cute!  Lucky comes right over to me for petting when he sees me come into the pen.  He's a very friendly little guy.    Carmel, the little girl is getting pretty friendly, too.  Both Bridget and Lucy are friendly and easy going.  There are pictures on my website of them on the goats for sale page.

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