OMG I have to get the holes drilled for the new lambar, or get the old one in from the barn and disinfect it. Those two first born doelings are over 2 weeks old and on a bottle still, they will drive me NUTS moving to lambar. what was I thinking :crazy Oh I remember I was going to make up a mini bucket :yeahthat whoops didn't get that done yet.
We run hot water though them and then put the tubes in a bowl of hot soapy water so all the tubes get water in them and the rinse them again, it keeps them clean. I have learned that you can hold two tubes under our water at the same time and rinse them both so it is a little faster for me then my sisters.
(LeeAnne/Qvrfullmidwife speaking here) We also do run bleach solution through them after each washing and once a week use a scrub brush on the inside of the tubes. We have always doen the gray lambar nipples from the get-go.
Lisa you have missed your calling...your cheese is *great*, but your pictures are really something special.
We will hire you for appraisal for sure! I don't know why I always rush through appraisal and then sit around talking and eating with the appraiser for 2 hours afterwards!!! This time there will be photos taken before we milk them....
Speaking of which, everyone get your deposit in before March 1st! Vicki
Too cute! I guess we didn't know it was supposed to be hard to switch from bottles to the lambars. Our Saanens are such greedy little cusses that it takes 2 feedings to get them switched. Might have to look at using the lambar nipples to start though... hmmm.
P.S. Gosh Vicki, how do you get 2 extra hours? Our appraiser always has another stop breathing down his neck... Definitely ditto on the appraisal pictures. We did okay last year (except we missed the first doe) until DS messed up his teeth on the trampoline and had an emergency dentist visit. No more pictures after that! After struggling for good pics for our upcoming website, I am hoping DH will be more vigilant about getting pics at shows too.