The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Milking stand lessons

Milking stand.

What would I do different on the milking stand we built two years ago?

Make the neck brace out of two pieces of curved solid plywood.

The way I built the neck brace in pieces made for weak points an aggressive goat could eventually break apart after days of banging during milking time.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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