Every Evening in the Milk Room

13 Sep

Every evening I go into my milk room.  I notice every time I go in there that I still haven’t used the paint sitting in there.  I still need a set of shelves so my hoof trimming tools aren’t lying on the floor.  But I still love my milk room, and those are projects for when the pumpkin patch is done.


Before I ever get into the milk room, I hear Cinnamon.  She’s always first.  She’s demanding to be milked long before I am ready to start my evening milking.

Cinnamon Sue Blackboer

I open the door, and she just eats while I milk.  I don’t use a stanchion or anything.  I just sit on the stool while she eats.


Then I fill my cup.  Did you notice I switched girls?  It doesn’t take long to milk one.

Clover Blackboer

When I kick Clover out (I have to boot both her and Cinnamon out the door), Stormy is waiting patiently.  I like it when they wait patiently.


She’s been a great addition to my milking does.


When I empty the glass into my tote jug, Stormy knows we’re done.  She waits patiently at the door for me to let her out.


There’s Dolly!  She’s usually last because she’s not going to fight anyone to get in sooner.


She’s even waiting patiently for Stormy to take her time stepping out of the doorway.


She’s happy to eat once she’s in there.  She’s another one that knows when I’m done and will just go to the door to be let out.


Then I get to go in and filter all that yummy milk.


Then I can use it to make soap and lotion!



How awesome is that!

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have the items for this week at the top of my sidebar.


13 Responses to “Every Evening in the Milk Room”

  1. Maddie September 13, 2016 at 9:39 pm #

    Your milk room is so nice and simple :). Your goats are also so well trained.

  2. Margaret Adamson September 13, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

    a great producction line adn wonderful end products

  3. Patty Leonard Woodland September 13, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    You have well behaved goats. I never had that breed. Ah hem

    • Teresa September 14, 2016 at 10:31 am #

      Most of the time they are. I also have enough girls that I can pick and choose who I milk. 😉

  4. Jeanne September 14, 2016 at 12:53 am #

    That’s really nice that your girls are so polite and patient at milking time! It seems almost unreal!

    • Teresa September 14, 2016 at 10:30 am #

      Most days they are good. Occasionally, we get a bit pushy entering or exiting.

  5. Eileen Wise September 14, 2016 at 8:06 am #

    Hello, the goats are all so cute. You make it look so easy. Have a happy day!

  6. Dave From Philadelphia September 14, 2016 at 9:33 am #

    Thank you for showing your process of milking. Having never lived on a farm, I enjoyed the pictures.

  7. Victoria Howell September 14, 2016 at 9:37 am #

    …why do you milk into a plastic cup? Why not just milk into the milk can? Just curious.

    • Teresa September 14, 2016 at 10:30 am #

      Mostly habit. Right now, I can milk them out into the glass. Then I combine all of their milk into the bucket. Occasionally, the girls will move or kick at a fly, and I don’t want them to step in it. If they do, it doesn’t ruin it all.

  8. janicead September 20, 2016 at 8:24 pm #

    Maybe if you had one of those lever handles the two girls would let themselves out. We had a dog that learned how to open doors using the handles.

    • Teresa September 20, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

      My lab mix that I had used to let himself in and out of the house. LOL It was rather convenient.

  9. pattisj September 20, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    Aw. I like how cooperative they are! I didn’t remember Dolly’s markings. Her dark eyes are so pretty.

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