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Milking a Goat and Benefits of Unpasteurized Milk

Today, I’d like for you to join me as we milk our goats! Watch this video, and you’ll be able to learn how to milk a goat yourself.  One of the stories that I read that really made me want to try milking goats and having raw milk, was the story that happened in the 1300’s. The Bubonic plague came and hit Europe and killed 25 million people, within 3 years of time. The only people that weren’t dying were the Jews. The people thought that the Jews were killing them, but really what was happening was that they were eating “Biblically correct”.  Their immune systems were strong, and their bodies were able to kill the bad bacteria with the good bacteria from the unpasteurized milk.  They were able to kill viruses and pathogens that came into their bodies.  It’s an amazing super-food that God created for us to be able to have for our health.

Now that you’re convinced that you want a milking goat, here are the supplies that we need in order to milk her…

– We need a jar to put the milk in.
– We need a sterilized cloth to make sure that nothing falls into the milk while we’re milking her.
– And we need a cloth to wash her well.

The first thing that we’re going to do is wash her udders.  After you’ve done that, you lay the cloth over the jar and start milking. The first couple squirts go onto the paper towel, just in case there’s bacteria in there.  Put both hands at the base of her utter, push up and squeeze, and then all the milk comes down. So you go up, and squeeze down!  You want to make sure that you get it all out because you don’t want her to get any infections.

The next thing that you do is spray with Fight-Bac. This is a disinfectant, and it also helps to control mastitis. You never want your goat to have that.  Now we’re going to let her out…Good job, Angel!

The first thing we’re going to do is wash our hands.  The next thing we’re going to do is take the cloth off and rinse it out.  Rinse it really well and get all the milk and anything that fell on it off.  Then we have a filter.  I got mine from Hoager’s, a goat supplies store (online).  I put the filter on the bottom of the funnel. Then we’re going to put it through the second filtration process.  Make sure that we filter out anything that could have fallen into the milk. Sometimes you don’t have any dirt, and nothing comes through the first cloth that we put on.  But, you never want take that chance — you always want to have a second filter.

This is from one milking!  We get a little over a gallon a day.  This is from the night time milking, and we get the same amount in the morning.  Then, I take the funnel and filter off, I rinse it, and later I’ll be sterilizing it.  Now we’re going to put a top on and seal it up.  We have Saturday written on the top.   We put it on, and now we’re finished.  We’re going to put it in the refrigerator where it will last for 4 to 5 days.  And now we’re finished.  You know how to milk a goat.  And you know how to process it.

Comments

  1. Ashley says:

    Hi there! My mom sent me a link to one of your posts and I found your words on discipline and children to be a blessing.

    I disagree, however, with the quote above: “It’s an amazing super-food that God created for us to have for our health.” I definitely believe the milk of any mammal- humans included- is an amazing superfood, but that it was only ever intended for that animal’s offspring. Why would the milk of another species – extracted only by mimicking the animal’s offspring’s suckling – be so essential for our health? Goat’s milk is specifically designed to optimally grow a baby goat, just as human milk is optimally designed to grow and nourish baby humans.

    • Hi Ashley!

      I’m so happy the disciple blog post was a blessing to you! Here are a couple of verses that help me see that God intended for us to consume milk and milk products;

      Jesus was to eat curds and honey when he was growing up. “He will eat curds and honey at the time He knows enough to refuse evil. . .” Isaiah 7:15
      Abraham fed his visitors curds and milk, it was a premier food to serve.”Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them. … And he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat. . ” Genesis 18:8

      May the Lord bless you and your family!

      Love, Sharon

  2. Crystal Green says:

    Do you know of some people in Texas, near Dallas or Ft. Worth, that have vegetarian fed goats? When I was in high school, my mom would by goats milk fresh directly from the farmers who sold the goats milk, until they stopped selling it due to old age. Now I have a six month old, whom I am unable to breast feed and I know goats milk is the next best thing.

  3. D.Cates says:

    I appreciate this video so much. Never exp.milking before but you make it look easy enuf that I’m anxious to give it a try. Hope u are still around, not many current posting from you.
    Yes,hope you visit this blog more. It is so helpful to mention sources for supplies. Take care!

  4. DONNA K. says:

    HI SHARON, I NEED YOUR HELP, I HAVE BEEN PRESERVING LEMONS, LIMES, ORANGES AND NOT YET PINK GRAPEFRUITS, A FRIEND OF MINE TOLD ME THAT WHEN I AM COOKING THE LEMONS IF MY DISHES THAT IT IS KILLING OFF ALL THE BENEFIT OF THE PROBIOTIC. I DO NOT AGREE, MOROCCANS, INDIANS, ARABS, HAVE BEEN FERMENTING LEMONS AND USING THEM IN THEIR FOOD FOR 1,000’S OF YEARS. WHAT IS YOUR ESTIMATION AND DID YOU EVER FERMENT MILK AND MAKE KEFIR OR LEMONS. I MAKE MY OWN KEFIR ALSO, BUT WANT TO START MAKING MY OWN KIMCHI. WE EAT IT EVERYDAY AND IT IS VERY COSTLY. THANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE AND MAY HE RICHLY BLESS YOUR WORK. DONNA

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