|I'm milking a GOAT!|
|But no, really, I'm totally cool.|
But just in case the apocalypse comes, I feel that it's important we all know how to properly milk a goat:
How to Milk a Goat
The first thing to know is that milking isn't so much a pulling motion as it is a squeezing motion. You're actually pushing the milk out of the teat with your fist.
Pinch the top of the teat right next to the udder between your thumb and first finger. This cuts off the milk from the udder. Then you wrap the rest of your fingers firmly around the teat, starting with your middle finger and ending with your pinkly. This squeezes the milk out of the teat and into the pan.
Let go of the teat and milk flows from the udder back into it. Pinch, squeeze, repeat.
|The milking pro|
It's surprising how quickly you get into a rhythm. I managed a few tablespoons of milk as I was sitting there, but the guys at Redwood Hill Farms assured me that if I were responsible for milking a herd of goats twice a day, I'd get hone my milking skills in no time. No doubt.
You definitely want to pick me for your team come the apocalypse, is what I'm saying.
(Information for this post was gathered during a press trip to Redwood Hill Farm. All views and opinions expressed in this post my own.)
(Photos of me by Shauna Ahern of Gluten Free Girl; bottom photo by me)