Wednesday, January 23, 2008

milking

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On a recent trip to the local egg farm I spotted this milking equipment. The milk cans are old and rusted but the other items are new. I'm not quite sure if this farmer still milks his own cows bu tI sure wish that they sold cream in addition to the fresh eggs.

Someone had mentioned to me that there's still a working dairy farm out in DeKalb. I'm going to have to investigate a little further....and talk my way in.

8 comments:

karl said...

i hope you find one. there is nothing as glorious as fresh milk.

Ang. said...

There are 2 dairy farms in Sycamore off of Plank Rd. Email me and I can get you a name. I am pretty sure they would give you a tour. :)

karl said...

i'd love to offer to buy that milker from that farmer. please e-mail me if you think it's appropriate. omelay (at) gmail (dot) com

Suzanne said...

Ang - Thanks. I will probably take you up on that offer. It doesn't seem I can access your e-mail from blogger.

Karl - I'm going for eggs again next week. If she's home, I'll ask her if they're willing to sell it and contact you.

Deb said...

In the "garbage dump" hole on the north side of our creek there is one milk can, which looks like it was used for target practice at one point. I want to use it for a planter.

We used to have quite a few small dairy farms in our county. The neighbors across the road even had one until about seven or eight years ago. As far as I know, there is only one left in this township.

Ang. said...

I emailed you Suzanne. :)

karl said...

excellent, i hope to hear from you.

Leslie said...

It's illegal in many places to sell raw milk. It's illegal in WV. But you can buy it "not for human consumption". You know, "for the pigs/chickens/whatever".

Wink, wink.

Makes me nuts. I've never had raw milk or fresh butter.