We’ve come to the end of our stay on the goat farm. It was an experience full of hard work and lessons learned for all three of us. We worked alongside some interesting people and are leaving the farm with new members of our “tribe.”
My daily schedule
While Miranda worked a full-time WWOOFers schedule (lots of hours, one day off a week), I was able to tailor my schedule (5 mornings a week).
For the first several weeks I had a set routine.
- Get up before sunrise, dress, and walk over to the dairy barn
- Attend morning group meeting
- Milk goats
- Clean and sanitize the milk machine
- Take a short break and eat a breakfast of goat yogurt with oats
- Package soaps and prepare soap and lotion orders
- Head back home at noon
Then Julia changed my schedule. I worked in the dairy kitchen following the milking. There I learned to:
I also worked a few hours outside of my scheduled 25 hours, assisting with:
My favorite part
By far, the most memorable of my tasks was assisting with birthing kids. To be there to welcome those little ones into the world was magical.
Of course, observing the little-ones as they discover their legs, explore, and play with the other kids was delightful.
Behold, The Cuteness!