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How to milk a cow or goat

First you need a cow or goat that is lactating, which means she just had a calf and is in milk. You might want to build a stanchion to hold the cow in place while you milk her. We have one for our goats ( HIGHLY recommended for goats) but not for our cow. You might also want to put her on halter & rope to walk her to the stanchion. If you have her with her calf, you will...

How to make cultured butter

How to make cultured butter needed: 1 qt of heavy cream mesh strainer ice water There is something special about making your own butter. We have our own family cow so we have plenty of milk! We wait until we have adleast 2-3 gallons of milk before we begin to collect cream. We also wait for a few days for the cream to rise to the top of the milk so we can get as much cream as possible. Once...