Friday, June 10, 2016

Handmade Goat Stand for Sale!

I just finished building another goat milking stand, and now it is for sale!
This one was particularly fun because I stained the wood a beautiful Provincial brown, and then varnished it, making for a stanchion that is very pretty (at least, to me!) as well as sturdy and functional.

Price:  $150



I really enjoy working with wood, though I don't do much of it, so this was a fun project.  This was my first time making this style stanchion, and I am pleased with how it turned out.
 Mabel wasn't too enthused about leaving the pasture and barn at milking time to come model the new stanchion for me.
But after a little encouragement from Cleone, she decided maybe it wasn't so bad after all.





I realized after I put her on the stanchion that I forgot to put a latch on it, so I added that today.  I used a small chain, so the stanchion width is adjustable.

I really like having this adjustable headlock width because the stanchion will now fit goats with fat or skinny necks, so it could actually be used for bucks or does.






If you are interested in buying this stanchion, or having me build you a custom one, please contact me via email ( chickenscrapsblog@gmail.com ), or call/ text:  352-745-3576