Sunday, March 29, 2009

If you build it, they will come....

Today I HAD to build a milking stand for a nigerian dwarf goat. I found a plan online, then I went to the Home Depot and I bought lumber and screws.

Then I measured and asked my husband how to make the saw go. He suggested that he do the cutting.

Then I measured some more and he wandered off and I didn't want to wait, so I decided to cut. With the saw. Really, I have pictures.
So after he came in and chastised me about missing fingers and horrible disfigurements. I nodded and said things like, "Hmmm." and "Okay dear." and cut some more.
After which he came in, threw up his hands and then left me alone. Sooo, I measured and cut and drilled and used the instructions (except when they didn't make sense, and then I just looked at the picture)

And it actually started to look like what it was supposed to!

And then I finished it and am rather proud of myself.

Now all I need is a nigerian dwarf doe in milk, but I'm ready.

Smiles from the Farm,


  1. You go girl!! That looks great!! But look out now, she runs a saw!! Think of everything that can be done now!!!! hehehe!

  2. You're an absolute WONDER! Nice stand and very impressive you made it.

  3. That is incredible work; looks completely professional! Congratulations on such a great job!!

  4. Hi Lisa...Congratulations on a beautiful job. Is this the first "wood" thing you have made? Pretty good for a beginner. Hugs, Kathleen

  5. A lesson in determination for us all. And a cool way to help draw that little dwarf goat into your life. Very nice work!

  6. You did a great job on the milking stand. I need one of those too!
    Well, a nigerian dwarf goat also.

    There is no telling what you can build next!
    Have a good day.

  7. Okay, well it looks really good, but I can tell you that there is no way anyone is gonna' get my Nigerian half up into one of those. That is why the goatmother has a sling. But then, maybe your doe will be better behaved. I AM a rebel, you know. Nevertheless, job well done!

  8. Gorgeous and wonderful! Happy milking - you must be so proud of yourself!