Stuck only if you don't think outside the box, eh.
What about regular sheep? I mean like there are people that milk my breed, Jacobs...bit of selection for temperament and milk quality and you have yourself an option for milk. Feed them well...any milking critter gets tainted milk if they get into the wrong type of feed (weeds that give off flavours...) and you get milk in the pail if you ensure they are getting enough inputs to give you plenty of outputs.
So if you got good fences and some good structure to lock them up at night.
Sheep make jest a fine milking option as there are even breeds jest for milking in the ovines.
Lotsa options here...way you go woman...get learnin' eh.
Everyone luvs a duck...
Doggone & Chicken UP!
Tara Lee Higgins
Higgins Rat Ranch Conservation Farm, Alberta, Canada
I'm not really fond of sheep. There used to be a sheep farm next to Blount Cultural Park and ASF when I was a kid. They still have bronze sheep statues at the park. I had a Nubian/Boer doe as a kid and I've loved goats ever since. Her story almost ended badly. Her mom rejected her and the owner didn't have time to bottle feed her. We came along, knew next to nothing about goats, and ended up taking her home. I was about 9 when we got her and she passed when I was in my early 20s. We paid $48 for her. Now I really want Nigerian Dwarf Goats.
I don't like ducks.