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chives

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Victoria
Shelton WA
usa

Posted - Dec 03 2017 :  5:45:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Janet, I thought you had a picture of a wooden stanchion with a gate on it, like what Mary Jane has. I just want to get some stanchion ideas. Lily May is 15 month old now. I'm kinda getting excited about getting things ready. Thank you, Victoria

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chives

313 Posts
Victoria
Shelton WA
usa

Posted - Dec 03 2017 :  5:46:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Actually, I would love to see everyone's stanchion.

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maryjane

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Posted - Dec 03 2017 :  7:35:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's mine in my milking parlor. I converted a stainless steel sink into a feeder.





I had a local machine shop cut one side off and then weld a rod all along the edge so it wouldn't be sharp.













I had a leftover piece of Corian from our kitchen counter tops so I cut it to fit in the bottom of the sink. To clean up every day, I just reach a couple of fingers up through the round drain hole in the bottom of the sink and pop the Corian up and out for washing.



Miss Daisy:



Lacy Lou about to be milked.





Outside my milking parlor I have a vintage head catch rigged up to keep them contained while I'm cleaning and grooming them before they come into the parlor.


MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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NellieBelle

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Posted - Dec 04 2017 :  02:44:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Victoria! So happy to see you and news of Lily May. Photos soon I hope. I will take some close up photos for you today. Our stanchions are quite simplistic and I use stainless steel steamer pans to put their feed, they fit snug, but I can pull them out and clean them if need be. . In this next photo I show, we cut out the side piece so it would be easier for me to clean beneath the stanchion.

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

313 Posts
Victoria
Shelton WA
usa

Posted - Dec 04 2017 :  08:58:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you both. This really helps me a lot. I will put pictures Of Lily May up soon. She is a cutie, but aren't they all.

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NellieBelle

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Posted - Dec 04 2017 :  09:31:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can't wait to see her Victoria. Yes, I love them all, each with their own characteristics and cow-a-nality.

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NellieBelle

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Posted - Dec 04 2017 :  1:01:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are a couple more photos Victoria but there not much better than the earlier ones. Hope this helps. Camera's batteries must be getting low. .

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