Here is a photo walk through our milking routine.
Right now we are milking 2 cows, Sally and Popeye. They are Jersey cows.
Meet Popeye (affectionately named because her eyes look like they are going to pop out of her head!
First thing we do when we get the cow in the barn is wash their udder. Then we put the milking machine on their teets Which pumps the milk into the metal pail After we are done milking we dip their teets in iodine to prevent infection Here is the foamy white stuff We get about 1 gallon from Sally and 2 gallons from Popeye per milking
Putting the straining cloths on the pails
Straining the milk
After all is strained we wash out the milking machine.
This whole process takes about 1 hour. Make your mouth water? Nothing is better than fresh milk (after it's cooled off of course)
We drink lots of milk (close to 2 gallons a day) but we also make yogurt, puddings, butter, and many other yummy milk recipes.
So there you have it, our day in milking.