Our milk stall is seperate from the birthing stall. It has two stantions, a cement floor with a drain trough( poop trough) it can either be washed outside the barn or we just keep the rough lined with shavings and pick out and piles or wet shavings when finished milking. Our barn at this time does not have electricity, we use a propane lantern, and we do just fine. I must admit having a water source would be nice. We plan to add onto our barn next summer and will add electric, but running water, well I don't think it would work in the winter anyway, so probably will have to do without that luxury.
If you have the water line well below the frost line and a faucet that drains out you won't have any problems with freezing, as long as you don't have a hose on the faucet. Our water line is 4 feet below ground and the faucet drains itself when its turned off into a little drain bed it sits in below ground.
Missing my Isabelle, cow of my heart
28 January 1998 to 4 May 2015
I am new to the group .My name is David,we live in Gulfport,Ms.I was reading your post and saw the above mentioned and was wondering if you milked 3 times a day? Hope you don't mind my asking.Also you have a beautiful cow.
I milk 2X /day and my adult son has milked about 5 times but he got the photo! He drinks a lot of raw milk and is very lean & fit, as is my other son who drinks it plus the yogurt daily.
My cow is MUCH better looking now. She was still threadbare then from before I got her.
Last 2 weeks I spent a lot of time with 2 friends who are now both very very ill with viral bronchitis. I feel a little bronchitis, am taking 2T chocolate syrup as cough syrup a couple times a day, and it's un-noticable in me and has not stopped me from shoveling snow or working outside several hrs each day. I drink fresh warm milk & my 2 sick friends are too scared to drink raw milk.
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