Monday, March 28, 2011

New Goats @ Henry Milker Farm

Baby Goats, Millie Does It Again

Millie (above) is the original inspiration for the development of the famous Henry Milker. It was this lovely girl that allowed all of the testing that took place 4 years ago (2007) that led to the eventual development of the very popular hand operated, vacuum milker. 
 These new babies, a buckling and a doeling, are about the cutest thing I've ever seen. It is truly amazing, it makes no difference how many times you have helped deliver goats, each new delivery seems to be the best, cutest and most adjusted to all of the animals at the Red Fence Farm in Palmer, Alaska. Our 5 dogs, 4 cats and now 9 goats are always interested in and quickly introduced to any new animals born on our farm. After Millie raises these 2, she'll not be bred again and will relax and pasture for the rest of her life. It's been a long winter here in Alaska, I can't wait to get Millie back up on the goat milking stand and get some fresh milk.

Monday, March 7, 2011

How To Build A Goat Milking Stand Part 2

You don't have to stomp through the mud and manure to get to your milking chores everyday. Move your milking stand to a place that makes you and your goat happy. The stand pictured is easy enough to pick-up and carry, you can build your own with wheels on one end.

Being comfortable, both you and your goat, is important for increased milk production and in getting the most satisfaction from the experience of raising and milking your goats. Once your goat has been trained to jump up on to the milking stand you can then move the milk stand anywhere, she'll come running when it's time to feed and milk.
If you move your milking operation out on to the lawn like Nana, Joyce and Jack have done in these photos, you can just was everything down with the water hose when you're done and move your milking operation to another part of the lawn tomorrow. 

Until March 15, 2015
Absolutely no cost
Go to the Henry Milker Website and select plans for 

at checkout use the coupon code  

Build your own goat milking stand and enjoy.