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Snowypinesridge

In the Brooder
7 Years
Sep 24, 2012
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Newport, WA
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We are being overrun with milk! We milk the girls once a day and are getting about a gallon a day of milk and a pint of cream! Times like this we wish we had a pile of teenagers in the house...

We rebuilt a surge milker and built our own vacuum pump out of a old air compressor. This has dramatically dropped our milking times. Our old hand crank cream separator is now getting a work out! The worse part of the whole operation is the dishes involved. But the reward is well worth it! Butter, cheese, hot cocoa, etc.....

Here is a link to our post today on making goat butter:



http://www.snowypinesridge.com/2012/11/03/goat-butter/
 

bargain

Love God, Hubby & farm
11 Years
Apr 13, 2008
8,372
421
326
Bowdon, GA
We love our milk too! If you make kefir or buttermilk, you will find it is very beloved by your poultry a well!
 

AlienChick

Crowing
Apr 9, 2010
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125
251
Glasgow, KY
We are fortunate enough to have a neighbor who runs a dairy farm.
We just show up with our bottle and he fills it for us with fresh milk.
We just use a turkey baster to skim off the cream in the mornings for our coffee.
Since we don't have an over-abundance of milk, we have not made any butter, but that would be nice since we eat a whole lot of butter.
Gotta love fresh milk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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