The day before yesterday I had an idea. I wanted to build a milk stand for Maebelle. After all, I’m going to be needing it soon. A few months ago (when we started building the new coop) I had never used a circular saw, and could hardly hammer a nail straight. Well, actually I couldn’t hammer a nail straight…after many failed attempts I was asked to please turn in my hammer and go get a round of beer instead. I was that bad that I go fired from my own project.
But, after a little more practice, I’m proud to say that my mad circular saw skills would put the most seasoned wood-worker to shame….Ok, so that’s an exaggeration. BUT I was good enough to make my “idea” a reality is just a few hours (with a little help from my favorite contractor a.k.a my Dad)
I would have loved to share more pictures of the actual cutting ect., but I did this in my Dad’s shop and forgot my camera. Farmer B took a couple with his phone when he stopped by to see the end results.
I think getting Maebelle on to this stand will be harder than it was to actually build it. But that’s another story in itself
I got the plans for this stand from Fias Co Farm. Molly has put together the most incredible, comprehensive site on all things goat. These plans were free, but because they were so awesome and easy to follow, I’ll be making a donation to the site so Molly can keep it running. It’s really an invaluable resource for goat owners.
The best part about this stand is that it cost me a total of $6.00. Yep, that’s it. I was able to use extra lumber we had left from the chicken coop and cut everything to size with a table saw, which took no time at all and saved a lot of money.
Thanks, Dad, for letting me use your tools, supervising and making sure I didn’t sever a limb.
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