Friday, May 28, 2010

Milking Time is Stability

Milking Time! It happens twice a day. One could say it ties us down but I think it adds stability and a sense of calmness. The cows moving to the barn in single file, the pulsing of the pump, the smell of straw and warm milk, and kittens tussling about all add an ambiance of peace to milk time. A time to slow down and enjoy goodness.
Later after the milk has been filtered and cooled, its poured into glasses or over cereal or into soups and other recipes. We love knowing its full of nutrition. The picture shows our milk bucket and claw. The funny silver thing on top of the bucket is a can to hold the hose in proper place. Its a good system, cleans well, easy to use. Faster than hand milking.

1 comment:

  1. We had a few milking cows on occasion growing up. I never did get the handle (pun) of milking. I just couldn't get the grip and pull down right! My dad could really get a stream going though.