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.
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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!
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