Tag Archives: milking

Feeding the High Producing Dairy Goat Part 1: Genetics

I have goats. Lots of goats by my standard (24 or so), not so many compared to some herds. I have had them for many years now, nearly 10? I can’t really remember except that my youngest child was a … Continue reading

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Making Honey-rubbed Montasio

I am making my first cheese on the new press! I am using the book “Artisan Cheese making at Home” by Mary Karlin.  The recipe I am making this time is the Honey-rubbed Montasio, and it sounds delightful! Nutty, smooth, … Continue reading

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Making a Cheese Press

I have started making my own hard cheeses this year. Finally! After 7 years I am moving beyond chevre. It has been full of learning curves, some failed attempts that still turned out edible and probably more fails in my … Continue reading

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Spring 2013 is Coming!

Ahh…. Spring is in the air, mixed with cold spells. The warmer days have flowers starting to open around our farm. I have been very busy trying to get things ready and still keep up with the basic chores. We … Continue reading

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Rosemary and Lactation

Rosemary is a great herb. I love it! It smells awesome, is an evergreen shrub so it looks good all winter here, and it flowers the prettiest blue flowers. It is a natural wormer, and astringent. It also, much to … Continue reading

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Milking Video Collection

I keep doing milking videos to help new goat owners and those that are having trouble milking. Because time has passed between them, I thought I would put them all in one place. I have done milking from above, behind, … Continue reading

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Milking Close-up: Nigerian Dwarf Goats

In response to many request for information on how to milk nigerian dwarf goats, and the fact that most people milk from the side and my other video demonstrates milking from above, I decided to do a video on side-milking … Continue reading

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On Teats

I was milking tonight and got this grand idea to write about teats. Not udders so much, but specifically teats on the dairy goat. People have many reason’s for getting a goat, but any time a goat will have kids … Continue reading

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Milking My Nigerian Dwarf Goats

This video shows the variety of ways I milk my Nigerian Dwarf goats. That doesn’t mean you will do it my way, but it’s a guide to show those who are trying to figure it out some of the possible … Continue reading

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Milking a Goat

I did a short video on milking with our Alpine doe. I shot the video while holding the camera in one hand and milking with the other to get close enough to see the hand action. I hope this helps … Continue reading

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