Monday, August 9, 2010

Tour the Milk Room

Here are some pictures of the milk room. I gotta go, so enjoy the pictures, no captions right now!

EDITED: Alright, I am editing this to add some more info to it.

This is from the gate. The stall is 14'x14' or something close to that.

The does jump on the short stand, then on to the big one. The floor in here is not cement. Cement would be nice, but this is pallets with rubber stall mats on top of them.


This is what the goats get to look at while being milked ;).

The green on the ceiling is spray foam insulation, and it is behind the boards on the walls too. The boards were already up when we got this place, but we took them all down and insulated it, and put them back up. They are home-milled oak (I think) slats.

This counter is where the milk is handled. It is filtered here and put into gallons, and then into the freezer (right outside the milk room gate). The strip cups are on the shelf up high, and the stereo :).

And it would not be fun to milk in the summer without these fans!!

That's it for now!

Have a good day,

Suriyah

8 comments:

Patient Acres said...

Love the fans (don't have them yet). Love the Stanchions (don't need quite that many yet!). Do you have a sink w/ running water?!

We are getting ready to put another barn up for milking the cows (I might milk the goats in there too!)It will have 3-4 stanchions and a separate room for handling the milk (like a milk house)& the machines (if we do them). All this won't be done till the end of the month and I can't wait (it will be nice to have gravel to milk on).
Also Like the pics on the walls!!

Thanx for sharing!
PA

Diane@Peaceful Acres said...

Wow! I was wondering how you milked all those goats. That is one impressive set-up! And it's the cleanest milking spot ever!

Good Goats said...

No, we do not have a sink with running water out there. The milking stall (& kidding stalls) are attached to our house, under the same roof - just right out the back door. So, we just use the kitchen sink right in the house - the sink is only 50 feet away through the door ;). Works good.

Thanks!

Patient Acres said...

Do you machine milk??
(Just wondering!)

Good Goats said...

No, we hand milk everyone. I prefer it, at least for now ;).

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Danielle said...

Great pics, your goats are obviously in excellent hands.

We, too, will vote for Ron Paul - for your reasons, and many others.

We're getting our first goat this week - can't wait! A mini-Ober due to kid in August.

Danielle

Good Goats said...

Thank you for the comment, Danielle! Congrats on getting your first goat. If you have any questions you can feel free to shoot me an email (sf@goodgoats.net)!

And your voting for Ron Paul?! Awesome!

For liberty,
Suriyah