Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Milk Pail Diaries:
Milking Time Videos

20 Comments:

Blogger Jenna said...

"Chicken fight! Chicken drama..."

So funny!

And, you seriously make milking a goat look really easy. I have to say, reading all of yours posts about Bonita has made me much less intimidated. Thanks for sharing your experience(s).

April 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Ngo Family Farm said...

Wow, so great!! Thanks for posting these!
-Jaime

April 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger JulieG said...

How long does it take to milk Bonita? Looks easy.

April 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

You are doing great; you aren't pulling down at all.

April 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger sco_oter said...

At least Bonita cooperated :)

April 17, 2012 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

Great job, Jenna! I love her plumb teats! Soooo easy to milk a goat when their teats are like that!

April 18, 2012 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

It takes about 5-7 minutes to milk her.

thanks all!

April 18, 2012 at 6:57 AM  
Blogger PattyW said...

Wow - can I try? You do make it look easy!

April 18, 2012 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger jim said...

think i would extend the platform a
bit in the back= if she slips our falls one time, she will be very difficult to get up there willingly. Easy job to extend it a bit.

April 18, 2012 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger jim said...

think i would extend the platform a
bit in the back= if she slips our falls one time, she will be very difficult to get up there willingly. Easy job to extend it a bit.

April 18, 2012 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger JulieG said...

5 to 7 minutes! I thought it might take about 30 minutes.

April 18, 2012 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Sara D said...

Wow Jenna, Bonita has great teats for hand milking. What a score!

April 18, 2012 at 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How to milk a goat:
http://scienceblogs.com/casaubonsbook/2012/04/how_to_milk_a_goat.php

April 18, 2012 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I love living vicariously through you - you make it all look so fun. Thanks for posting these videos.

April 18, 2012 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger JulieG said...

Thanks for the video Anonymous!

April 18, 2012 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

The plan was to have her living with Jasper, but since Jasper is moving out of that stall/pen I will get a second goat soon.

April 18, 2012 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Wow I've never milked a goat (only a cow many times) but her teats are as big as cow teats! I was trying to think in my mind how to really get a good squeeze if they were much smaller (goat size if you will) But hey- lookit that... Nature knows what it's doin, eh?! Oh and you're a great milker Jenna :)

April 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I'm super pumped for you! This is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We want to get either goats or a cow when we move (only a few weeks away!!) and your journey so far is making it seem super doable for us! Thanks again!

April 18, 2012 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Angela Boyko said...

Now I want to milk a goat!

April 19, 2012 at 1:17 AM  
Blogger jmponygirl said...

Your place looks just like mine! Also, if you get tired of twice a day you can dry her up at night over a few weeks. Last year I only milked in the mornings and that left my nights open to be gone playing with friends and family. Keeps you from getting burned out!!! Loved your book Barnheart--it really is an addiction.

April 20, 2012 at 2:46 PM  

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