Miel Y Leche: My Santa Fe Goat Co-Op

Photos by Simon Lee-Plunket

Santa Fe is an amazing place. I live right in town—and within three miles of TWO goat coops! I was part of one, and now I’ve switched to the other!  It’s an amazing coincidence that my new coop is called “Miel Y Leche” (Honey & Milk).

Love and Leche, goat coop in New Mexico

Here is a pictorial tour of my new coop. The girls are quite a mix—the ones that look like they have no ears (this takes some getting used to) are called LaManchas. Then there are two brown goats that have Alpine heritage; and then the two youngest girls, one with airplane ears, and one with tiny-stunted ears—they are a blend of LaMancha and Nubians.

Love and Leche, goat coop in New Mexico Love and Leche, goat coop in New Mexico My favorite breed is Nubians, with their floppy ears and strong personalities, but I am delighting in getting to know these new girls. Love and Leche, goat coop in New Mexico

They are great milkers, and I get to share the responsibilities with 12 other coop members.  And we still get enough milk for our household and for your soap!

Love and Leche, goat coop in New Mexico

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