Goats in the city- how do you balance it all?
I have two Nigerian Dwarf goats. I found this last year that I could milk them only once a day without them drying up. It felt like a gift because twice a day interrupted the dinner flow and my family wasn't too thrilled. I'm always trying to balance my family and social life with milking and all the other responsibilities I've taken on. I began the adventure of goats/chickens/gardening/preserving with a very all or nothing attitude, but I've found the need to modify as I go on to keep it manageable. So now I milk just once a day and I'm careful to only grow things in the garden that I love or can't just buy. It isn't enough land to survive off of anyway. But I'm wondering how other people approach this. Is it all or nothing? I do want to be prepared for emergency, collapse, but I really live with one foot in each camp. I milk, I garden, and I shop at Trader Joe's. Any thoughts?