My husband Zach and I have been raising goats since 2009. We raise Angora fiber goats and Nubian and Alpine dairy goats. And while I have no veterinary experience, training or schooling I would love to share with you what we do here on our farm.
Afternoon With a Goat
I have 8 spots total, if there is further interest, I would be willing to hold another class.
$15 holds your spot (please e-mail me at email@example.com for address to send check, $15 total per person)
from Noon to 3:00
Overview of the Day
Light refreshments and meet and greet
Care of our milking equipment
What equipment we use to milk and how we clean it
Meet our goats and the 2013 babies!
On the stanchion
The basic needs of our goats
The balance of hay and grain
The delicate rumen: How we use baking soda, electrolytes and probiotics when necessary
Hoof trimming demonstration
Our worming regimen
Hands on milking (each of you will get a turn)
Demonstration of how to use a CMT Kit (California Mastitis Test) and what the results mean for goats
How we handle the milk in the kitchen: filtering, storage etc.
I will have a list of useful links and supply locations printed out for each of you along with an overview of what was covered in the workshop to take home.
Unfortunately, because of current laws regarding raw milk and dairy you will not be able to purchase or taste any of the milk. I will also ask that you sign a waver before we head out to the barn that you understand that this is a working farm and while our goats are well behaved, that any injuries that may occur on our property are not the fault of Jennifer or Zach Sartell. That you also understand that proper hygiene must be used when dealing with farm animals. Parents are responsible for underage children. That we are not veterinarians of any kind and that this is an observing workshop of what we do with our animals. Any instructions learned are left to the individual attendee's discretion if it is an appropriate practice for their animals. Always check with a veterinarian.
Any questions e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org