Milking on the homestead… When you do it wrong it can be a real chore. But with the right routine and the best hand milking gear it can be downright therapeutic! This milking buyers guide is designed to help a homesteader select the right equipment for their small at home dairy. Below we are going […]
Day 2 of training goats to a milking stand, and it’s still pretty tough. The does are getting better and standing, but not much. Aust tries to test some tying techniques, and K some holds. At the end we sit down and reminisce about past goat milking adventures gone bad. AWESOME FLY TRAP – https://amzn.to/2LN64w4
This week we had a special visitor, whom many of you guessed correctly… Special because we love this guy… but also because he was our FIRST VISITOR to our new homestead. And also a special visitor because he helped us build a BEAUTIFUL new milking stanchion for our cows. If you are planning on […]
Wake up, put on warm cloths, and head outside in cold November morning. Walking out to the barn, cleaning the area, getting the cows in place, milking, cleaning again, bringing it all inside, straining and separating, cooling, and cleaning. All to do it again that evening. Is it worth it? All this work? OH YEA […]
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Its been a few weeks since the little ones arrived. Pogo and Domino have settled into the herd nicely now. Pogo certainly lives up to her name. She is the larger of the two, and hops around every where! Domino is the caboose, always in the rear of the pack, and usually looking up to […]