For the last couple of weeks, we’ve noticed Abigail’s udder getting bigger and bigger. We wondered if it’s possible for a doe to start filling her udder and making milk without ever being pregnant. (Abigail has never been pregnant.)

As much as I wanted to show you the size of her udder, Abigail was very shy about letting me take photos.

Turns out, the answer to our question is yes. If a doe starts making milk without ever being pregnant, it’s called being “precocious” and is actually not uncommon.

Here’s Don seeing if Abigail was making milk. If we had captured the audio, you’d hear Don saying something like, “I can’t believe I’m milking a goat.”

Yup, Abigail’s got milk. More research showed us that it’s best to just let her be and not milk her; she will eventually reabsorb the milk.

Thanks for trying, Abby. ♥

When Mom got home from work yesterday, there were some interesting sounds coming from the pasture. Was Abigail in a crabby mood? Was she being playful?

What do you think?

Last, but certainly not least, we’d like to introduce you to the masters of escape here at Morning Bray Farm. If there’s a way out, rest assured that Leland and Abigail will find it.  (Remember to click on any photo for a larger view.)      

This is Leland,       


and this is Abigail.       


A modification or two has been made to our fences and gates since their arrival one year ago. We love that they keep us on our toes.