Apr 9, 2010

How to milk a cow, and chocolate cake for breakfast

Goats are small, easily handled (for the most part), and not intimidating.  True, they don't give as much milk as a cow, but I've always thought the good outweighed the bad when it came to goats.  Now we have a milk cow and I don't know where to start.  She hasn't calved yet, but will inside a month.  I've been trying to find out the best way to train her to milk and reading up.  Still....


I found one site-How to train and milk a cow once a day. It's 8 pages long, but when I got to page 5, it wouldn't display anymore.  Despite this, it's a very informative read.  So what do all of you verteran cow milkers think?  Advice wanted and needed.


And on a different note...Yes we did have chocolate cake for breakfast., healthy eating nut that I am.  Today our son turns 13.  He gets out of chores, gets a birthday dinner of his choice, in this case tuna casserole ;P, and for his birthday activity, will go to an auction on Wednseday with a friend. 


So long for now, enjoy this day, it is a gift.

2 comments:

gabbie427 said...

How wonderful to eat a treat like that at breakfast for such a wonderful occassion. Happy Birthday to your son.


God's Blessings,

Amy Jo

LKS said...

We milked once a day & it worked great for us. We do that w/ our goats too. We simply left the calf on the cow, milked in the morning & that was it. When the calf got big enough to take more milk than we wanted it to, we would lock it up at night, milk in the AM then turn the calf out to be w/ mama all day. If we had to go out of town we just left the calf out. We milked this way for 5 yrs. I highly reccommend it.

Apr 9, 2010

How to milk a cow, and chocolate cake for breakfast

Goats are small, easily handled (for the most part), and not intimidating.  True, they don't give as much milk as a cow, but I've always thought the good outweighed the bad when it came to goats.  Now we have a milk cow and I don't know where to start.  She hasn't calved yet, but will inside a month.  I've been trying to find out the best way to train her to milk and reading up.  Still....


I found one site-How to train and milk a cow once a day. It's 8 pages long, but when I got to page 5, it wouldn't display anymore.  Despite this, it's a very informative read.  So what do all of you verteran cow milkers think?  Advice wanted and needed.


And on a different note...Yes we did have chocolate cake for breakfast., healthy eating nut that I am.  Today our son turns 13.  He gets out of chores, gets a birthday dinner of his choice, in this case tuna casserole ;P, and for his birthday activity, will go to an auction on Wednseday with a friend. 


So long for now, enjoy this day, it is a gift.

2 comments:

gabbie427 said...

How wonderful to eat a treat like that at breakfast for such a wonderful occassion. Happy Birthday to your son.


God's Blessings,

Amy Jo

LKS said...

We milked once a day & it worked great for us. We do that w/ our goats too. We simply left the calf on the cow, milked in the morning & that was it. When the calf got big enough to take more milk than we wanted it to, we would lock it up at night, milk in the AM then turn the calf out to be w/ mama all day. If we had to go out of town we just left the calf out. We milked this way for 5 yrs. I highly reccommend it.