Tag Archives: milking

Drying Up

28 Nov

My girls are drying up.  I’m really afraid I’m going to be out of milk before I’m done needing it to restock lotion for the rest of the holiday season.  I am getting about a cup a day from Cinnamon.

Cinnamon Sue Blackboer

Cinnamon Sue Blackboer

Stormy dried up.  So she’s no help.

Stormy Sue Street

Stormy Sue Street

I did see Litha letting Princess nurse the other day.  Suppose I could convince her to let me have some milk?

Litha May Street (with daughter Princess)

Litha May Street (with daughter Princess)

I’m guessing they would both veto that idea. Although I’m pretty sure I could use that milk more than Princess.

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

Falling Back

7 Nov

I am not a fan of falling back.  I like to see when I do chores.  It does mean that I’m now milking an hour earlier because I don’t change when I milk them, so I don’t interrupt their production.  I better not mess with them because I’m down to milking two girls and only getting 3/4 of a quart per day.

Cinnamon (back) and Stormy

Cinnamon (back) and Stormy

They are waiting when I come out to milk.  Cinnamon might also be telling me to hurry up.

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

Time to Quit

27 Oct

As much as Dolly is a sweet girl and I enjoy milking her, it’s time to quit.  She is drying up, which isn’t a bad thing.  She’s due to kid on February 1st.

Dolly Ann Street

Dolly Ann Street

For comparison, here’s what I got when I milked Cinnamon tonight.

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And here’s what Dolly gave me.

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In case you can’t see very well, here it is after I filtered Dolly’s milk.

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And here’s when I add the other three girls’ milk too.  I’m down to just a quart a day with my milking.

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I do think it’s time for me to go to milking three goats instead of four.

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But Dolly still says she’d like to come in and eat.  Please.

I hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.