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Soo...I may have made an investment to help my parents who are only 10ish minutes away milk the goats while we are away. Hand milking is not something you can just jump into on the scale I do it. I think I'm going to use it and hand strip to ease hand numbness I sometimes get. The goats seem to like using it. Fast shipping. I ordered on Monday and it arrived Wednesday from Capralite.

We also picked up a large order of half gallon jugs and we're finalizing our herdshares contracts.
 
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So the grass I "recommended" and photographed at least in the back of the property is Johnson grass. It could have been there mixed into the fescue or it could have been in my seed. No matter now. It looks like I'll need to mow the back. The goats will roach it out of existence in the front. I'll be taking them off it before frost anyway.
 

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That's a good way to put it!! :lol: so true, too. 👍

I've considered putting my girls "to work"....like you, herd shares. Need a contract. Then there's the storage. Containers. Pick ups. Etc. I have a few customers but, you need regulars AND to be home, etc. Yeah, those machines make a huge difference in time and handling! Kudos to you. Where'd you find a contract source?
 

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That's a good way to put it!! :lol: so true, too. 👍

I've considered putting my girls "to work"....like you, herd shares. Need a contract. Then there's the storage. Containers. Pick ups. Etc. I have a few customers but, you need regulars AND to be home, etc. Yeah, those machines make a huge difference in time and handling! Kudos to you. Where'd you find a contract source?
I've looked at other herds' contracts around the state. Raw milk is a thing here. Some have patrons pay a monthly fee that covers all the milk all at once and pick up their milk on the same day each week and others have a buy in fee and then they buy milk as they go. I'm considering doing the latter, but i may need to do the assigning a day of the week thing to keep my fridge not overflowing or totally empty.
 
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