Taking your daughter to milking time is not what most cows or goats do on a commercial dairy farm. Most farms separate their young stock from the adults at birth, or as soon as possible. We do not.
In the past, we did not let a goat bring a young daughter to milking time because it would cause disruption to the process of getting the milk. But with the changing of staff, and different operators’ preferences, sometimes these things are allowed.
Another mother takes her daughter to milking time, and we miss out!
In the YouTube.com video, we captured a mother and a young one. The sight has heartened many viewers. We also have another one, where the goat kid was allowed to drink from one side of the udder, but not the other. In this second video, it is worth noting, the young goat is even drinking from her own mother! You may wish to view this one too.
You may notice these two videos are from the Smith Family Soapmaker’s channel, Goat Milk Soap NZ, which is a #GoatWatch channel. We post videos of goats, their kids, and related scenery. We are currently posting every week. Some of the content is rather short, and over time we will produce longer content as well especially of mothers who want to take their daughter to milking time.
Learn more about the Goat Milk Soap NZ YouTube channel in this video.
The old website banner: there’s no room in the shed
I went to “fix” the old website, and lo and behold, it disappeared. As a result we had to start afresh, and everyone’s user logins disappeared, over night.
Not only that, all the blog posts, and attached videos. I won’t go on and on, crying over spilt milk. But it was rather hard on us.
However, we will work it out, and figure out some improvements in the coming weeks. Right now the old website at Goat Milk Soap NZ is gone. It isn’t coming back. So let’s make the most of what we have, and together with you, we’ll build up new words, messages, reviews, and improvements. Let’s keep moving. In facts, let’s fix this whole thing.
MilkRelief.com website has been folded into the PalmOilFreeSoap.com site.
The old website is not the only casualty of our operations realignment. We had to remove the website MilkRelief.com as well a while ago.
I am just pleased we can continue to serve our customers with orders here in New Zealand. Our soap and skincare sticks have become a big part of so many lives here in New Zealand.
The Goat Milk Soap channel highlights life on the farm at GoatMilkSoapNZ, and is published by the Smith Family Soapmakers. Any of our videos you like or comment on helps us get found by others who may go on to purchase products from our site.
The kids are getting bigger, and it looks like there are goats everywhere. The goats are also in the pond enclosure, which is a pretty interesting place to casually kill a willow tree by stripping its bark. That is just one of the things you’ll discover at around the 2-minute mark. So watch to the end. Every view is appreciated by the Smith Family Soapmakers.
This video was taken yesterday afternoon, (at the time of writing) in late November 2020. If they need to go to the forbidden territory to achieve their goat for the afternoon, they will, unless there are some painful consequences which make it not worthwhile. Watch this interesting Youtube exploration of the Curious Kids in their forbidden territory.
Episode 13th October 2020 features the triplets which were the first kids born in 2020. Their mother gives us an enormous amount of milk, in addition to feeding them. We only milk our goats once a day. They do all the rest. We also don’t separate the goats from their babies at any time during the day, unless they are at milking, and some of them have their babies in the milking parlour too!
18 October 2020 | Do these goats look like their resting?
Some do, and three don’t. Is that because life is just too interesting? Or are they guard goats?
The latest video from the GoatMilkSoapNZ playlist is Goat Resting episode 18 October 2020. It was taken on a calm sunny day in Spring at the GoatMilkSoapNZ farm. Goats are resting, chewing their cud, and some are making milk. #GoatWatch the video now.
The Smith Family Soapmaker’s channel, Neil Smith is a #GoatWatch channel. We post videos of goats, their kids, and related scenery. We are currently posting often.
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This is our new website as of 5 October 2020. Please create a new account even if you have been our past customer. Feel free to call Neil on 03 249 8578 if you have any questions or suggestions. Dismiss