Getting Milk Out of a Goat


| 4/21/2014 10:19:00 AM


Tags: Goat, Humility, Dairy, Milk, Cait Carpenter,

The Domestication of Cattle CaitWe all have those one or two farmer hot shots in our lives who think they know anything and everything about all things agriculturally related.

Well, guess what?

Add +1 to that mental list of yours, because I'm guilty of being too big for my britches the majority of the time, and that's what this post is about.

See, I have this awesome friend who let me borrow her goats. She doesn't drink milk, but raises Oberhaslis, and I happen to have difficulty digesting any pasteurized dairy, so it made sense for me to bring a couple of the ladies up to my farm and get the milk out of them after they kidded. So, I hauled my boyfriend up to Friend's to get these goats. Mind you, I've worked with dairy cattle before, so me up on my high cow thought I knew what the heck I was doing.

Clue? I had none.



We hauled these two goats home in the back of the 1994 GMC Yukon, 2-door that I'm in the process of buying from my grandfather (don't tell Grandpa that I hauled goats in his truck, please). This was all fine and dandy, I've hauled a bajillion critters in the back of my old Durango, and this wasn't much different.

ravetildon
6/10/2014 9:59:05 AM

You are hilarious!







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