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txbikergirl

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Posted - Mar 02 2016 :  4:38:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the summer kitchen attached to the milking parlor moves along. we got the dishwasher placed next to the stainless area, but we are going to raise up the height with a toekick similar to the stainless work area. we also got the stove/oven in place and working. and five stools... in place for five nieces for the reunion in may! we'll be adding wood countertops in late april or early may, once all the plumbing and electrical is done.


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 - Mar 02 2016 :  7:40:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This looks fantastic!

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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NellieBelle

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Posted - Mar 03 2016 :  04:21:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you are coming along with your summer kitchen Cindy. You will sure have many hours of enjoyment with family and friends. Thanks for sharing.

To laugh is human but to moo is bovine. Author Unknown
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Sydney2015

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Posted - Mar 03 2016 :  06:56:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Cindy! What you are doing is amazing, my grandma would love to have a kitchen like that, for corn, sauerkraut, making jam, doing just about everything! We are hoping to do something sort of like that with our parlor(if we get one).

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing - Laura Ingalls Wilder

I live on a small farm of seventy acres called Green Forest Farm, with 10 horses, a donkey, 5 beef cows, 2 beef heifers, 3 Hereford heifers, around 60 chickens, 8 dogs, my amazing cow, AppleButter, and her little Jersey calf HoneyButter!
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CloversMum

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Posted - Mar 04 2016 :  1:24:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I keep imagining all the laughter, good times, and memories that will occur in this outside kitchen of yours, Cindy. What fun.

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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txbikergirl

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Posted - Mar 13 2016 :  7:05:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
well, milking parlor improvements are a welcome surprise ! lover boy managed to get the plumbing to one end of the parlor hooked up. this isn't the sink area, its the end of the "grooming" section. we got these cool moen faucets that have both hot and cold (you know, hot water is all the rage this century) and are meant to hold a bucket over the spout AND has a hose thread on the end of the faucet. farmgirl happy dance. it has the extra support for the spout so that the weight of the bucket doesn't sacrifice the integrity of the faucet installation.

faucet: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XHLB8K?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage







i realized after this that i installed my stainless shelf on the wrong side of the wall. i should have swapped it with the tool holders, so that the shelf is over the faucet, then the broom holders and such to the left of it so they don't get in the way of the faucet. rectifying this episode of poor judgement is just a few kind words to lover boy and he'll be out there in a flash to fix it up. but no rush, it is functional for now and will wait for another day.

we also put a regular hose faucet underneath this towards the ground, for freezing weather we can open it up if we want. and this way if we want to use the upper faucet for one thing and keep a hose connected to the bottom we can. but with the hose threads on the true faucet, warm or hot water via a hose is only a moment away .

progress feels good.

oh, and that red hose? a christmas gift from lover boy, no joke. its some "super duper never kink max supposed to be most amazing hose in the world" thing that i had to have after seeing in a big box store last winter. so he got me two for christmas, and believe me this farmgirl has no complaints over practical gifts like this. he got me two. its 3/4" and super thick and tough and heavy. and the first time i used it, it kinked. no joke. HA! but i pulled the kink right out and it appears fine.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_605102-1596-9810-100___?productId=50328053&pl=1&Ntt=never+kink+hose

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")

Edited by - txbikergirl on Mar 13 2016 7:13:44 PM
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Sydney2015

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Posted - Mar 14 2016 :  08:09:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It looks like your parlor is coming along very nicely! I do believe we will be building one this summer, I am going to turn the parlor into a 4-H project!

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing - Laura Ingalls Wilder

I live on a small farm of seventy acres called Green Forest Farm, with 10 horses, a donkey, 5 beef cows, 2 beef heifers, 3 Hereford heifers, around 60 chickens, 8 dogs, my amazing cow, AppleButter, and her little Jersey calf HoneyButter!
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NellieBelle

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Posted - Mar 14 2016 :  09:17:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Cindy. I love it!

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

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Posted - Mar 14 2016 :  11:10:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sydney, that is a fantastic idea! especially if you can target using inexpensive materials (reuse, reduce, recycle). frugality is a positive exercise in my book, especially on the farm where every little thing seems to add up.

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 - Mar 15 2016 :  2:29:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your progress just keeps plugging along, Cindy, and looks great.

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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txbikergirl

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Posted - Mar 15 2016 :  3:48:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
charlene, isn't it amazing how happy a utility faucet can make one?

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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maryjane

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Posted - Mar 16 2016 :  05:36:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a nice faucet, Cindy. Love the look of the galvanized tin.

I was checking out the faucet set-up at WSU recently and coveting it.



But, they don't have anything on your pink bucket and red "Christmas" hose. Happy and bright. Love it.

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

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Posted - Mar 16 2016 :  12:34:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
well they have to maintain a "sterile" environment you know, both literally and figuratively i suppose... i find that not only do pink farmgirl buckets keep me happy, but they NEVER disappear around the farm. the boys don't touch them ;> so i now have pink buckets in almost every size and shape.

i have to do something different for my sink faucets as they are deck mounted and not wall mounted. will cross that bridge when i get there.

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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NellieBelle

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Posted - Mar 16 2016 :  1:42:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I learned that you have to watch for lead free faucets. I will be making sure my faucets for the parlor are lead free. Seems like a person is always having to be on guard. Wouldn't it be nice to know things were safe to begin with and not the other way around?

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

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Posted - Mar 16 2016 :  4:26:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
janet, it is just so true - isn't it. everything we eat, drink, wear, apply, use - is it safe? and 98% of it isn't. sad world.

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 - Mar 17 2016 :  08:30:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love your red hose ... Reminds me of my yellow wheelbarrow. The things we enjoy now for Christmas gifts and the joy they bring on a daily basis! Good thing our hubbies know us so well!

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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