The Monstrosity no more.

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by fivemoremiles, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    I built the monstrosity because i need a stanchion fast. My wife has a bad back and i needed a stanchion that was high enough so she would not bend over.[​IMG]

    the monstrosity taught me several things.
    1. the height was perfect
    2. the steps were to high the nigies didn't like them
    3. It was very inefficient when milking two goats. too many steps
    4. goats like to play ring around the rosie, or all around the mulberry bush. in the milking room
     
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  2. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    So what does the new and improved look like? :)
     

  3. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    So i redid the stanchion. I got a list of meterials and went to home depot as we walked in my wife saw some Husky shelf's and sad that what i want. I said they cost to much and are out of our budget. in the end the shelf's only added $15.00 so we brought the shelf home. I will switch to my phone and post some pictures.
     
  4. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
  5. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
  6. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    As you can see we can milk two goats with out taking a step. the white boxes are booster stools for the nigies. but when we milk the Lamacha's they are not in the way.
    the tool chest is our medical cabinet.
    there is no playing ring around the rosie
    the steps are just the height the nigies like.

    I think we have covered all the issues the Monstrosity had.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020
  7. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    The original was really cool but wow that is a great milkstand!
     
  8. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    Beautiful job!
    It looks so nice and easy to use!:wow::hubbahubba:
     
  9. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    This is so awesome! You guys did a great job! You'll have to get pictures of it in use to share! :) Then I could really use your help building a goat stand that won't kill my back lol! We don't milk ours and don't have a big enough barn to build anything like this (we have fold up stand for shows, and old stand for home use is kept in the trailer).
    I told my husband we need to add on to the barn, so I can get a stand that suits my back. I've had issues with my back and the bending over makes it worse. With the virus issues, I'm going to have to avoid therapy for a while :(
     
  10. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    I dont have dairy..and I can see how great that is! You guys did a great job! So nice, clean & efficient..
    Do you do houses too!?(rofl)
     
  11. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
  12. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
  13. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Oh my, I would kill for something like that...WOW!
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  15. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
  16. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
  17. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    We had goats kid this week here is the first time we had two on the stand at the same time 20200403_145352.jpg
     
  18. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Now that is a beautiful peace of equipment!
     
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  19. CaramelKittey

    CaramelKittey Well-Known Member

    Wonderful! What a neat setup!
     
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