We have a new bottle calf — 5 Comments

  1. I wondered how much goat milk it would take to raise a bottle calf and if a calf can be fed on goat milk alone until weaning. Any more info on raising animals using goat milk and whatever else you do with it would be great to know! I love my goat girls. This will be our first spring with them kidding. We bought one in milk and the other was a doeling last summer. I would love more goats, but you know, you got to make use of their milk! Thank you :)

  2. Darrell,
    We’ve had the Chevy truck “Old Blue”, since David was in diapers;;;;he’s nearing 19 now! We also have a Ford for plowing snow, because I didn’t want to hurt Old Blue.


  3. I love the calf. I raised one when I was a teenager and I would like to raise one for my wife and our two boys. They’re 3 and 5 and they love farming. I was wondering when you got the chevy truck. I though you had a ford. I love those chevy trucks. Have a great day.

  4. Miss Iris is right, that pic brought back memories for me too – but of bottle-feeding baby goats way back when I was a teenager.

  5. Wow, does that picture bring back memories!!! My dad bought two baby calves and brought them home. The dairy was nearby and I think he paid $17 each. It was my job to give them their “bottle” after the school bus dropped me off near the mailbox. I named them BoBo and Cricket – one was guernsey and the other jersey. When they saw the school bus coming, they knew what it meant, and sure let me know they were glad I was home. They grew up to be our milk cows, each bred at a different time, so that we had an almost continuous supply of milk, butter and cream. Thanks, Jackie. A few tears flowed when I wrote this!