Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Baking For The Goats
I am behind schedule with starting to milk the goats, with lambs to look after and other things it sort of got neglected,
Well now I have the lambs onto two bottles a day and there feeds fall in line with everyone else, I am turning my attention back to the goats, better late than never.
I have been looking into some treats for the mama goats something to tempt them with, I didn't really want to start buying in yet more feed stuff.
They are more used to us now but still not keen on being handled
this has to change.
I mixed up 10 cups of there muesli grain feed, with 4 cups of grated carrots and 3 cups of raisins
Then added 2 jars of molasses and three cups of wholemeal flour, a little water mixed it all together it did smell lovely
spread it out onto trays and popped into a hot oven for about 20 mins, 6 trays later
I have a nice big tub of goat treats
I was after a cross between granola and flapjack,
I am happy with the chunkiness of it.
I will try it later on with mama goats and see what they think.
I have also been looking at some ideas on making goat hobbles, these are used on the back legs of the goats to stop them kicking.
Its going to be a very trying couple of weeks I think in the goat shack.
While I was baking for the goats the delivery man arrived
Poly Tunnel number 2 has arrived and the fruit cage
guess whats going on here over Easter
I have been asked a few times to recommend a book on foraging,
my personal preference is this one, this is the latest edition, my other was given to my grandson,
small enough to take out with you, it refers to the UK.
the new edition includes foraging each month as well
nice clear pictures, good description, suggestions of what locations to look in, and suggested ways of cooking or using the spoils you find, it is a guide to 100 edible plants, berries, mushrooms seaweeds and shellfish.
That's it for now