Goatilicious LLC - Goat Dairy
(Click on links to see step by step pictures and progress)
We already bought some of the equipment we need for our dairy and will start on clearing the
land in the next couple of weeks. Check back here for regular updates.
07/27/16: Day I of clearing the land.
10/06/2016: We ran into a lot of little problems the past couple of weeks and we finally reached
the point that our plans can go on. Now we are waiting for a surveyor to come and after that
construction should start.
01/01/17: Everything has been delayed, and the dairy should have been up in October. All the
problems have been solved and we ordered our building. However it will not be manufactured
until the end of February. We are already in the middle of kidding season and need to build a
birthing shed now since we have more goats then we have room right now. This is not an ideal
situation, but we keep our spirit up and deal with the problems one at a time.
02/20/17: Yesterday we had horrible storms that produced tornados in the area and our farm got
hit by one that didn't touch down. We are having a lot of damage at our farm, shelters flattened,
fences broken, numerous trees down or the top of trees twisted off and a hole in the roof of our
house. It could have been worse since the major damage was right beside our main doe barn
and also our kid barn in addition to our house. No animals were injured and we only had
material damage that all can be replaced.
02/23/17: Our building will be delivered next week, but we are still having delays with our
foundation. As soon as the last engineering problems are taken care of we will have people out
the next day to do the foundation. From that point forward it will go fast.
April 2017: After all these months and many delays, we finally are starting construction.
05/01/17: More delays, the plumber should have been here two weeks ago, but was waiting on
parts. Now two weeks later, still no plumber... We hired a different company and hopefully
things can go on from here. On a lighter note, the frames for the dairy foundation are done
waiting on the plumber, and the hay storage foundation is almost done.
05/01/17 - 04/20/18: We had one problem after the other, way too much to explain here, I
probably have to write a book at one time... We are now able to use the hay storage, and rigged
up some fence to use the one side of the feed alley. We are working on the three main rooms on
the dairy side and will be able to milk in the new building soon. The cheese cave is being put up
we received all the doors we ordered. We are getting this done, we just do it one day at a time.
A lot has happened, click here for pictures.
Building the dairy and a hay storage
!!!We are building a dairy!!!
Anyone that wants to help us out can
donate here. Every penny helps.
If we get the money together, we will be able to sell milk and cheese here at our farm.
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|06/15/18: All our goats came back TB,
Brucellosis and CAE negative again this year