Introduction: How to Milk a Goat
Yes i'm serious, this is an ible on how to milk a goat.
Step 1: Supplies
feed (for the goats)
Milking stand (to keep the goats in place)
Tote and strainer (to filter and store milk)
(that gives milk)
You can get the tote, strainer, and milk pail at hoeggergoatsupply.com (I am not advertising for them)
Step 2: The Stand
You can buy premade milking stands, but my dad made our 2 milking stands. These are some pics so you can see what it's like (I don't have plans or anything)
Step 3: How to Milk!
Pinch off the top off the teet with your thumb and pointer finger, keep it pinched while making a fist and squeezing, release, reapeat on other teet. Please note! this is not a cow! DO NOT PULL!
With a cow you pinch off the top and pull. THIS WILL HURT THE GOAT! DON"T DO IT!!! ok, sorry.
watch the vid for more help. (in the vid I am milking with one hand, that's so I can hold the camera to, I do use both hands to milk)
Step 4: What Next?
When you have emptyed the goat you weigh it (this is for record keeping) then strain it. When you have it all strained you keep in fridge till you use it. (stay tuned for my "ible" on making Goat mozzerella).