Saturday, December 20, 2014
Whoever originally said, "don't cry over spilled milk," had never milked a goat. Though I love the little dears, their behavior on the milk stand can bring me to tears. I have been milking WebiGayle off and on for a year now. It's taken that long to build a relationship and learn all of her little nuances. We have to follow a routine: first she runs into a shelter, then she lets me catch her, and we head to the milk stand. Once on the milk stand I always have to be aware of her behavior. Sometimes she gets bored with the time it takes to milk and starts to jump around. Other times a noise my spook her. I always keep a hand on the milk pail. Goat milk is a precious commodity; sweet and delicious. Yes, I will cry when it spills; it's taken time and hard work to produce.