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CloversMum

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Posted - Aug 13 2015 :  10:44:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So, I have been trying to get organized and ready for Clover's upcoming delivery. Here's what I organized:


This is going in a corner of my mudroom so it is easily accessible. It has been really nice to have a place for everything! The shelf unit has rollers so I can easily move it around if need be in the mudroom.

Some of the baskets are still empty but I'm sure they will get filled up as I sort/clean/reorganize more.

Loving life and family on our Idaho farm, Meadowlark Heritage Farm; A few Jersey cows; a few alpacas; a few more goats, and even more ducks and chickens

txbikergirl

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Posted - Aug 14 2015 :  08:57:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
this just fills me with joy Charlene! i am neurotically organized. i have been running through just this type of thing in my mind the few past weeks. i have had to put it on the back shelf for a few weeks while we finish up with waterers, feeders, etc for sally and elsa. we are at the point where all the work for the past six months is all coming to a finish, but those last few things tend to take forever at times!

and LOVE the milker bag, its just adorable. i can't wait to use mine, right now it is just getting petted and oggled at ;>

Firefly Hollow Farm , our little farmstead. Farmgirl living in the green piney woods of East Texas on 23 acres with a few jerseys, too many chickens, a pair of pugs and my Texan hubby (aka "lover boy")
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farmlife

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Posted - Aug 14 2015 :  10:15:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bet it feels really good, Charlene. It's very pretty to look at too!
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CloversMum

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Posted - Aug 14 2015 :  10:34:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It does feel wonderful, Keeley. And, Cindy, I could use some neurotically organized help around here! Come on up north! I feel like I get just a little corner organized while the rest of the family is busily un-organizing another corner. :-)

And, I still LOVE my milker bag and the milking machine inside it. Still am trying to sell my Hoegger milking system which would work for someone who didn't need to haul it down the animals but rather had the animals come to it.


Loving life and family on our Idaho farm, Meadowlark Heritage Farm; A few Jersey cows; a few alpacas; a few more goats, and even more ducks and chickens
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CloversMum

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Posted - Oct 19 2015 :  11:23:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hurray, hurray! I sold my older Hoegger milking system today!!

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txbikergirl

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Posted - Oct 21 2015 :  5:26:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
congrats!!

Firefly Hollow Farm , our little farmstead. Farmgirl living in the green piney woods of East Texas on 23 acres with a few jerseys, too many chickens, a pair of pugs and my Texan hubby (aka "lover boy")
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CloversMum

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Posted - Oct 26 2015 :  4:24:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe I'll get one of those rolling chairs that you have in your milking parlor now!

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txbikergirl

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Posted - Oct 27 2015 :  12:50:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i am in love with my chair, but we all have different bodies so for some it is probably overkill... but i am thinking about the oilcloth slipcover idea i recommended to mary jane!

i have to admit that i spent a lot of time this last summer post MJF visit really contemplating what might make my life easier. for me it was the rolling chair, the rolling pantry closed cabinet, and the rolling tool cabinet. just wanted everything to be able to close up for debris control, but also be moveable for washing down the area....

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NellieBelle

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Posted - Oct 27 2015 :  1:04:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It really looks comfortable and your working/milking area looks so nice Cindy. I'm looking at stainless steel 3 hole sinks/ tables/cabinets. I want to be able to wipe everything down easily. I will wait on the chair as I don't have a cement floor until the parlor is built and I couldn't roll anything in the barn. (just me). But your area looks enjoyable to milk in. If you're comfortable your cow will be more relaxed too.

To laugh is human but to moo is bovine. Author Unknown
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txbikergirl

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Posted - Oct 27 2015 :  1:38:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
here is my setup. as it is more of an open air setup in our parlor i had to get a cabinet with closing doors. also went with casters instead of fixed feet so i can move it around to clean the parlor as needed.

my udderly ez milker is on the bottom left along with the milking cans. i keep all my spare bottles and such in here, and just move them to the house as needed. this is a 4' wide and 2' deep cabinet, and the size is perfect. i still have room for more stuff without it being crowded.



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txbikergirl

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Posted - Oct 27 2015 :  1:45:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
janet i love the 3 hole stainless steel sink idea. i have four industrial surgery sinks i got off craigslist three years ago from an hospital remodel, so due to cost two of those will be in the parlor. thank the lord for barns to stow stuff in for years until needed ;>

that way i have one "dirty" and one "clean" sink. so i just bought two inexpensive stainless tables to put on either side of the sinks so i can transition from dirty table, to dirty/wash sink, to clean/rinse sink, to clean table.

agree with the easy to wash down. i am loving that i insisted on everything being closed up and washable, as i hose down daily and everything stays nice. we only had one manure incident where some splatters got around, it was on day one or two of using the parlor and miss sally decided to let go before we even got the siderail hooked - so she was sideways and a bit of her gift splattered around - but everything is closed up and there wasn't an issue.

the relaxation thing is the most important, i knew that - but now i see the difference. i am in heaven in my parlor, just relaxed and one with the cow and the farm. and so is sally, she is just so relaxed and it is amazing how fast she now lets down milk and just lets me get to business. its truly a miracle of life. we are so blessed.


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NellieBelle

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Posted - Oct 27 2015 :  2:18:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It sounds wonderful Cindy. With the hospital/nursing background the stainless steel although rather sterile looking, it's cleaner. And if I move my cheese supplies etc. into the new milk cow kitchen, I want to be able to wipe all down. I will have a SS cabinet to set my milking machine on and then put inside cabinet when not in use. Tubing and gloves can go into the drawers where it's handy. Planning is the fun part. Waiting and instituting not so much.

To laugh is human but to moo is bovine. Author Unknown
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txbikergirl

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Posted - Oct 27 2015 :  2:32:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i actually LOVE the look of stainless steel Janet, so look forward to seeing your snazzy setup. someday i'll save my pennies enough to afford it.

at some point, as funny as this sounds since we don't even have it complete, we'll move the milking parlor out of the side of the summer kitchen and down attached to a new barn. that will be about 10 years from now. so i think by then i'll be able to have a full cheese and milk processing area in it - and can follow some of your setup ;>

i know it is a ways off but i still can't wait to see what you come up with. you always have some cute and antique decorating touches so know we'll see that crop up in there.

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NellieBelle

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Posted - Oct 27 2015 :  2:42:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lol, I hope to live to see it too! Still no show. Now that it's rain, who knows when they will be able to start dirt work. Going to put a hanging heater in the barn for now. (If the electrician shows). Everyone is busy doing jobs, weather has been dreadfully wet here this year, so I will be anxious to see what happens and what I come up with too. Stay tuned.

To laugh is human but to moo is bovine. Author Unknown
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