Hon, we got into goats before I "knew" you! :lol:
I thought about the battery operated lights, but don't think they'd light up the room enough, unless we bought 6 or more. (It's a 10 x 10 room....3 milk stands (eventually), and the feed. The oil lantern was $15.....and it'll burn olive oil if I run out of lamp oil. It's supposed to self-extinguish when it tips over, so fire isn't too much of a concern :ha!:
I love my mini-strainer! Should have bought it sooner - live and learn! I just couldn't justify the added expense for the larger one.
How do you track each goat's production? A measuring cup would fill up too fast for us - Annie is giving me about 1.75 pounds *each* milking right now. Yesterday AM she gave me *2* pounds +....in about 10 minutes. She's going to be a dandy milker, I think. :grin:
QUESTION : What do you have in your goat medicine cabinet? I have iodine and horse medications......I know I need some specific to goats, but can't find any really concise lists of *must have* meds. Our breeder friend doesn't use much of anything, so she's not a lot of help (she's into more natural ways, which I admire, but I prefer something more.......controlled.)
Right now, we have the means to throw money at stuff - but that's not going to keep up, especially with the rampant hyper-inflation I expect to hit pretty soon. I'm trying to get in everything we need, so that we have it to hand when SHTF - or have frugal ways in place. I think the people are taken care of - it's animal feed I'm worried about. :sigh: I only have the room to store so much......and I'm not sure what to do about it.