Behold the yet unfinished goat stand in my new milking parlor. (I’ll explain more about this goat milk stand, and why it’s built the way it’s built, in a future post when the milking parlor is complete.) Meanwhile, yesterday, it was time to bring aboard my new milking staff for measurements in the stand. Right now, I have Fanta and Cookie Doe in milk. Cookie Doe is a Nigerian Dwarf, which is a dairy breed, while Fanta is a Fainter, a meat breed, so Cookie Doe got the job. Cookie Doe has never been milked.
As soon as I reached under and touched her teats, she ripped off her Sassafras Farm ID badge and hightailed it outta there, so we’ve got a lot of employee training ahead.