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Mira and Bayla Rosenkotz milk a goat at the family
Mira and Bayla Rosenkotz milk a goat at the family's Bainbridge Island farm.
— image credit: Joel Sackett photo

"Milking was hard at first but after trying for a couple of weeks, I got the hang of it. My sister Bayla is still working on it and does other chores on the farm. Being with the goats everyday is so amazing. It fills me with joy to hold them and take in their playful energy.

My favorite goat to milk is Helen. She was pretty wild at first and we had to catch her to milk her. She calmed down when she figured out that she got some corn while on the milking stand.  Now she comes up to the gate with the rest of the Does when it's time to milk."

— Mira Rosenkotz

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