Goat Milking - Tandem Style

The challenge was put out to Michael and Marsha - two friends who have become our friends at The Simple Farm - to come and learn "How To Milk A Goat."

Michael, a salon owner, was a bit skiddish at first but after a few moments decided he would be up for the challenge. Marsha, an 8th grade school teacher, didn't hesitate. Awesome.

During Farm Stand Friday, Michael (the farmer, my husband) took Michael and Marsha to the back area of our farm toward the doe yard and the milking room where I get to spend time milking the girls twice a day. Presently we milk two does - Storm and Marie - each giving about a gallon of milk a day.

I love Marsha's smile! Not sure what Michael's thinking.

He's getting it...I can tell!

Two-handed pro!

We're always delighted to teach people how to milk a goat. It's not hard - it just takes practice and in time you develop some pretty strong hand and fore-arm muscles.

The joy of seeing that rich creamy milk squirt into the pail never ceases to delight me. If you've come to the farm you know I am always talking up the benefits of good, rich and raw goats milk. I am on a mission that everyone that can (has space) should have two dairy goats in their own back yard.