Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by mxgasa, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. mxgasa

    mxgasa Guest

    Jul 2, 2008
    Okay, I know you are ALL going to laugh hysterically and fall right off your chairs when you read this, but I have to know! I see this all the time and have been too shy to ask, but now I just can't stand it any longer!

    WHAT does Freshening mean??? :oops:

  2. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Your doe freshens when sahe kidds and produces milk.So if it is your does first freshening it is her first kidding and milk producing.Understood?Don't feel bad I didn't know at first either :thumb: .

  3. mxgasa

    mxgasa Guest

    Jul 2, 2008
    ahhhhhhhhh....thank you... :wink:
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Don't feel bad at all!! I always referred to "freshening" as kidding before I learned the "goat lingo", this includes ...medial, rear, of the udder...had no idea it involved these words, I just knew that a bad udder looked like a cantaloupe in a sock :ROFL:
  5. Tog Lovers

    Tog Lovers New Member

    Oct 10, 2007
    Greensburg, PA
    OH LIZ Soooo Funny!!! That is the only thing my mom knew about goats. And it's just how she said it.