milked Aspen today

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by StaceyRosado, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    She was very tight eventhough the kids nurse her constantly.

    So I milked her out till her udder was soft but there was still plenty of milk available to the kids.

    I got 2 cups! I am thrilled :leap:
     
  2. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Thats really good Stacey! Now make sure you get that in the freezer so you have the colostrum if you or anyone else would need it in the future! She may continue with the production if you keep on her daily or she may just make what the kids need, but if you keep on the milking everyday she'll just make even more....sometimes those girls are sneaky though and don't let down because of the kids. :thumbup:
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Already in the freezer.

    She doesn't seem to mind me milking once I start. Getting started is trickly. I milked her from the front because that was teh way I could hold her head/neck so she would stand still. I sat on this 6x6 and it was the right height.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Today was a little rodeo, and I got drug on the ground :ROFL:

    I must have been a sight - unfortunatly only the dogs were watching

    But she did settle down after that and as long as I have her head in the crook of my arm we are good.

    Got JUST under 2 cups this morning again! :dance:

    I am saving this milk for when I have any bottle kids. If I dont' I will just give it to the chickens my mom said.

    (I maybe bottle feeding Misty and Destiny's kids, and possibly one of Flicka's if she has more then one)
     
  5. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    That is pretty good! :)