I thought I would share with you this week how we feed our goats. We like to feed them with natural foods.
We dry a lot of our own fruits, herbs and veggies. I just love to go out to the garden and pick fresh food and the prepare it for our animals or save it for a later date.
My momma made our own grain recipe and a "Momma mixture" that we give to the goats after they have kidded.
This is the Momma Mixture recipe that we came up with.
One part Chamomile flowers
One part Tyme
One part Peppermint
Two part Red Raspberry leaves
You just take each of these ingredients, dry, and mix them together in a coffee can, cocoa can or a glass jar. We normally mix it in a hot cocoa can because then we can put it out in the barn and we don't have to worry about a glass jar braking or anything like that. You can mix this with their grain or feed it to them plain. We give them 1Tbs morning and night (two Tbs daily) for about two weeks before they kid and two weeks after the kid.
If any of you try this out please let me know how it worked for you! :-)
Until the whole world hears,
Beth Joy Wood
Our Herb Cabinet
Last year we gathered nettles, dried them and then fed to our goats. Nettles help the doe produce more milk.
This is a photo of one of our bucks last year, Cookie.