Everyday the dogs and I set out to milk our goats Penny and Cupcake. Right now we are only doing once a day milking and I try to get out there at around noon each day.
Here’s Penny in the stand with Bella patiently waiting for milk. I use a small vacuum pump on Penny so milking her is quite fast. She’s such a baby and she likes to hang around and get petted before going back into the run.
After washing her udder I squirt a few drops of milk into a container and give it to the dogs. Mini, Popi, Chicky, and Bella have all learned to share, and believe me THAT was not easy for any of them!
After finishing up with Penny in comes Cupcake. She’s quite a character. I can’t use my little machine on her and have to handmilk her. It seems no one knows how to handmilk but me even tho’ I’ve tried to show everyone in this house how to do it!
Between Cupcake and Penny I’m getting about 1.5 quarts per day from them both. I use a coffee filter to strain out any impurities.
After finishing up the milking and collecting the eggs from the chicken coop I made Gummy Treats for Jevan. I really hope he likes them because they are sugar free! I made them with xylitol. Here’s a picture of them in the dehydrator.