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yippee! I have new milk stand!

 
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My old one was made out of salvaged pallets, it was getting pretty nasty and was too narrow for my liking anyway.  I had some lumber left from replacing some trim on the house and I can't leave lumber alone when its laying about: it is just too tempting, so...voila! Of course my daughter had to demonstrate another more practical use for it, a platform to practice leaping off.




 
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This thing is still sitting in my front yard. Its so pretty and clean (compared to my old one) that It seems sad to put dirty goat feet on it. I need to though. I'm a little concerned with whether the 1x2's are going to be sturdy enough. I might have to replace them with 2x4's when i can get my hands on them.
 
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Bytesmith, I like that one!  I like the wheels on it, so you can move it around easily.  And I like the expanded metal floor -- my goats sometimes slip a bit when they jump up onto the plywood floor of my milking stand (usually means I need to trim hooves again, though, so it's a good reminder).  But what is the step at the back for?  For the goats?

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that is great! I really love the idea of a metal one but I am not so talented when it comes to working with it. love the pic of the spotted kid! why is it that new kids always look like they have giant heads in pictures
 
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both my husband and I have been discussing buying a welder. mostly because we want to have super fortified nice looking fence across the front of the property. I tried to learn to run a bead with an acetelene torch in an auto body class as a teenager. I never could get it and actually dropped the class! decided I would stick with bondo jobs since I seemed to have some talent for that I might give it a shot if we can get our hands on a welder. it could be soooo useful. although I might just let my husband have that job. his favorite part of our new place is that he got buy  and use a brush hog. apparently the best way to get him involved in the homestead is cool equipment.
 
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He does like motors, wheels, bells & whistles, doesn't he!? 
 
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Gwen Lynn wrote:
He does like motors, wheels, bells & whistles, doesn't he!? 



ugh. yes. although he has converted me some. in other words..... he contributes to my laziness. I'm toodling along on a fancy mower. if it were just me I would be hacking a path to the driveway with a machete!

bytesmith- that is good to know. if we do buy one I want to get something that has the best chance of fulfilling the purpose easily. I would rather wait and get a good one then splurge on a cheapy and be dissapointed (or discouraged more!) with it.
 
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Your mower is way cool! It's like a lawn care Cutlass...and I don't mean the sword! 
 
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Karen Biondo of La Biondo Farm and Kitchen on Vashon Island, Washington shows off a portable goat shelter, and a portable goat milking parlour.  I think the goat milking parlour is the most interesting.  And apparently, it was made for practially nothing.  Lots of glass - all free.  The goat milking parlour has a nice goat milking stanchion inside.

Karen's goats really like peanut butter!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY6vMk72mFU
 
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