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The Building of Jumping the Moon Dairy

Discussion in 'Everything Else Goats' started by babsbag, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. Nov 12, 2017
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    wow... complicated situation you have to deal with...
     
  2. Nov 14, 2017
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    1)Lab approval for Appendix N (waiting on CDFA)
    2)Labels approved for fluid and cheese. UGH!!!
    3)Containers and bottles from an approved source
    4)Plant equipment approved before processing(fluid and cheese)
    5)Seal open areas of walls around air conditioner and chiller hose
    6)Provide an area to hang pump tubing to drain and cap ends
    7)Provide soap/towels for hand wash sinks
    8)Provide proper cover for filler lid where tubing enters lid. (ORDERED)
    9)Provide adequate drainage for Vat pasteurizer for product and washing
    10)Provide dedicated brushes and hanger for washing Vat pasteurizer(ORDERED)

    11)Provide working toilet room. Flush toilet,Running warm water for hand wash, soap/towels, Light and ventilation.
    12)Provide log book for Pasteurizer
    13)Provide hair nets and clean outer clothing including shoes for processing (ORDERED)
    14)Clean all processing equipment/Provide approved food processing cleaners.
    15)Vat pasteurizer thermometers to be checked by CDFA (not my job)
    16)Clean dry storage area/remove unnecessary items

    Almost done. It is supposed to be raining tomorrow so I will knock out a few more. Spent the day today working on the buck pens since the sun was shining.

    I think I have 7 does that will kid before the end of Jan and maybe even as early as the beginning of Jan. That was not on my planned list of things to do in Jan. but when has my schedule ever mattered? That means if I want to redo the floor in milk parlor and make a few other changes I need to do them in Dec. Perhaps I need to stop milking, not getting much right now anyways, and move onto getting ready for next year.
     
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  3. Nov 14, 2017
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    As always I continue to be impressed. You are driven but in your case it seems to be a good thing. :)
     
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    She'd probably like to be driven ... here, there, everywhere. Certainly reasonable given her high position in Jumping the Moon dairy.
     
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  5. Nov 14, 2017
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    You guys are too funny. My DH just happened to tell me the other day that "he was here for me". Cracked me up as I certainly feel all alone most of the time. It was hard not to be snide. But when he is home he does drive me places that I want to go... (and some that I don't) But that is another story.

    There is just so much to do and I would really like to get it done this year, or at least before I die. :lol:
     
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  6. Nov 15, 2017 at 11:48 AM
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    I think you should get it done WELL before you die. Wouldn't do to not be around to make use of all that effort.
     
  7. Nov 15, 2017 at 8:45 PM
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    I am so tired today that death sounds like a nice vacation...but no time to take a vacation. :lol:

    I got a few more things knocked off the list and spent a big part of the day working on labels. What a pain these things are. I would love to vacuum seal my cheese instead of using containers but not sure I can afford the sealer. But they way I pack it determines the size and shape of the label. I need to get with a plan and stick to it.

    It has been raining all day, and I mean ALL. Not usual weather for us and I am pretty tired of it already. I had to go and buy some straw to spread in the barn, wish those girls would wipe their feet, they make a mess in there. As soon as we get a break in the weather I need to move their waterer back inside the barn, they won't go out in the rain to get a drink. I swear they would rather die than get wet. I like the waterer where it is now; out of the area where I walk everyday. But now that I think about this if I get the back extension built on the waterer might not be TOOOO far away and maybe they will use it. Hmmm, think I will wait on the move. It is an auto waterer attached to a hose so not necessarily a quick move, I'm not sure that the new hose I bought this summer is long enough.

    They absolutely would not come to get milked this morning, they just don't do rain, not even for grain. I guess I have to build them a covered walk way...this is crazy.
     
  8. Nov 15, 2017 at 11:32 PM
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    I know it would be more time consuming, but couldn't you "escort" them from the barn to the parlor? I mean, grab a-hold of them and MAKE them walk there? When you're done you just kick 'em out and let 'em fend for themselves. I'm sure they'll run back under cover. Mine will come out in the rain (light) for grain/treats. :hu
     
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  9. Nov 16, 2017 at 12:19 AM
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    Escorting them would work if I could catch them. It is muddy and wet and at this point it is what it is. The area where the gate is has about 3" of mud, it is a mess. I will be putting gravel down but not right now. Once I get this dairy done and especially the lab requirement I will dry them off. I need milk for the lab so I need to keep a few in milk for a few more weeks.
     
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  10. Nov 16, 2017 at 8:17 PM
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    Wait long enough and they'll get so uncomfortable they will come in despite the rain???
     
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