Meet The Goats – Zuzu

Our dairy goats are not only foundational to Goat Milk Stuff, but they are a big part of our family as well.  Each of them has a personality and during this series we’re hoping you’ll get to know more about them.

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Zuzu was one of the first goats we got when we rebuilt our herd from scratch – she’s been here a while.

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She’s one of our favorite does to milk, and she tends to reproduce herself in her kids. Out of the ten kids she’s given us, we’ve kept nine, and they’re all great milkers, just like her.

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I sat down with my brothers to talk about her.

Brett: So, what can you tell me about Zuzu?

Greyden: She’s fat.

Emery: You said that about Valley too.

Greyden: Well, Zuzu’s REALLY fat.

Colter: Yeah, she is.

Emery: *nods head* She’s probably the fattest in the herd.

Greyden: Everyone thinks she’s pregnant all the time.

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Emery: When she’s actually pregnant, we get all excited because we can’t wait to see what babies we’re going to get from her!

Greyden: They’re usually girls.

Emery: We’ve only gotten one boy from her – we kept him though.

Colter: I like Zamboni. I’m glad we kept him.

Emery: I like her girls more. Zipporah is one of our best milkers, even though she’s still a Junior doe!

Greyden: I like her babies. They’re so cute!

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Emery: I like ALL of her kids. I can’t believe we’ve kept so many from her. It doesn’t seem like that many, until you look at the picture we took a while ago of Zuzu and all of her babies.

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We love Zuzu and her kids, and can’t wait to see what she has next year.  We’re also excited to see if her son (Zamboni) can reproduce the “ZuZu-ness” in the daughters he sires!

Brett

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  • AT Harvey

    Zuzu is beautiful. Love the stories about your darling goats. Many years ago, I owned several goats in Indiana. One cold, rainy day in late March I found a newborn kid in the field. At first I thought she was dead, but happily she was alive. I took her into the house and cared for her like I did my own newborn babies. She lived and grew into a sweet goat. Unfortunately, Baby thought our house was her home, not the barn!

    • goatmilkstuff

      Yes – that is a danger! We always make sure to move them into the barn within 24 hours or that is exactly what happens. I’m glad your story had a happy ending! 🙂 PJ

  • sandra mcgeough

    those baby goats, I just want to squeeze them, they are soooooooooooo cute.

    • goatmilkstuff

      Gotta love baby goats! PJ