If you are wanting to teach your children (or other adults for that matter) how to milk an animal but don’t want to stress your animal or “churn butter in the utter,” take a look at this inexpensive method to teach them. Even if you don’t have an animal lactating at the moment, they can […]
It has been a long road and we still aren’t there yet, but I have FINALLY gotten Phoebe to somewhat stand to be milked. Here’s what I have learned from an overly stubborn goat.
We had a make shift milking stand for our goat until my hubby decided that was enough. It took 3 of us to milk her, one to hold her head, one to hold her grain, and one to actually do the milking. And for a little Nigerian Dwarf goat, that’s a lot of manpower. Our […]
My first experience milking a goat was a good one. I was at a friend’s farm, and she let me try my hand at milking two of her does. It took me awhile to get the hang of it, but once I found my rhythm I was good to go. Several months later, my doe […]
Gertie came home on the day that we finished building her fence…..good timing! She and her calf, Annie, settled right in. She is on a once a day milking schedule so that is a nice way to ease into a milking routine and build up my hand strength. I can’t wait to get the stanchion […]
Have a dairy goat that’s in milk? Now what?!!! How do I get the milk out AND get the goat to hold still? Never fear, read on for lots of advice.