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maryjane

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Posted - Oct 18 2016 :  11:11:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks so much Buck. I ordered your wire carrier last week. LOVE it! It's so well made.

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

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Posted - Oct 19 2016 :  05:57:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Ginger,

Sorry I didn't answer your questions. No The Stableizer will not work on a cow, because their lip does not lift up like a horse's does. The middle of their top lip is attached to their gum, so there isn't any or enough surface for the plastic tube that encases the cord to fit properly under the lip.

As for the new improved Silicone Inflations, They probably won't be ready until around the end of Dec??? We are going down to Weatherford Texas where the company is that will be making them for us as soon as they are ready for production and will be filming and taking pictures for an upcoming story of the whole process of when I got the first idea to start this venture. I will notify "Ya All", once they become available and that may be a good time to pick up a couple of the #2 extractor tubes with the new adapter glued on to prevent the air hose from falling off?
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Buck

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Posted - Oct 19 2016 :  06:06:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by maryjane



Thanks so much Buck. I ordered your wire carrier last week. LOVE it! It's so well made.



Thanks MJ,

I ordered a pallet of them (225)and went up to the Mfg. in Pa. to make sure
that the Qt. Glass bottles would fit in them also, they are make out of Stainless Steel, and the handles are Hardwood, so they will be around for awhile. We are now shipping our Solar units over the Abu Dhabi, Dubai and along with both the hand and electric milkers.
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GingerBKelly

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Posted - Oct 19 2016 :  06:44:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great information, Buck. Thank you. I was curious about the Stabilizer. And I can't wait for the new and improved silicone inflations to come in. Please, keep us posted. Sunday we ordered a few things from your website and I can't wait to get them in and improve our little dairy operation. We love your ideas, videos, talks and products! Thanks for helping homestead dairy people like us. We need you!

~Ginger Kelly, Kelly Homestead Apiary, Charlton, MA~

gingerbkelly@gmail.com
When a cow laughs, does milk come out her nose? ~Author Unknown


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GingerBKelly

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Posted - Oct 27 2016 :  11:04:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Buck, Paddy Cakes is such a cutie! Thanks for sharing your video with us. I can't want to show my husband, Ken. This will help us to learn more.

You mentioned that you used the smaller silicone inflations on your miniature Jersey in the back and that you use the larger one(s) on the front. Currently, the larger silicone inflation is working (using only one at a time, so far), on our miniature jersey. If we need a smaller size, I'll order them.

Question: #1. How does a person "size" their cow's teats, so as to know what size inflation to use?

Anyhow, we still need lots of practice. We all (Ken, myself and cow included) have a big learning curve to overcome. I think we are the first in our area to try to keep a backyard cow and to milk a miniature Jersey.

Here is a photo of us with our first milk, extracted this using the Udderly EZ Milker about a month or so ago. Ken has "dairy" hair. We laugh about this. Thanks for all you do, Buck. Your products are a big help to us.


~Ginger Kelly, Kelly Homestead Apiary, Charlton, MA~

gingerbkelly@gmail.com
When a cow laughs, does milk come out her nose? ~Author Unknown


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farmlife

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Posted - Aug 20 2018 :  8:29:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So I am looking into a Ultimate EZ milker and see that Buck now has a battery operated bucket milker as well. The man's ideas never cease!

For all of you that have the Ultimate EZ, what are the add-ons you have that make things easier from the get go as far as milking cows? Bottle brush, extra bottles, large inflations, etc?
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CloversMum

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Posted - Aug 20 2018 :  8:54:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Extra bottles (I ran out this spring as they are NOT dishwasher proof and some helpful family member washed all of them in the dishwasher so they melted just enough that the neck would not screw down tight to the inflation part. I had to place an emergency call to MaryJane, over the ridge, and she kindly gave me two bottles to get me by until my order came through.) and extra spare parts! Extra hoses and especially clamps! And an extra "y-splitter" - the white plastic "y" that connects the tubing from the inflation tubes to the tubing to the pump. I have the adapter to make it able to milk all four teats at once; however, I do not use it on my cows as its hard enough to keep up with emptying just two bottles, let along, four. I've ordered the bottle brush twice now and both times it has broken fairly quickly and it rusts easily. I just have the standard inflations and they work great with my cows. Love my milking machine and it works great with my cows and goats, used on both every single day.

Loving life and family on our Idaho farm, Meadowlark Heritage Farm; 1 Jersey cow; 1 Jersey heifer; 1 Guernsey cow; Oberhasli & Guernsey goats, ducks and chickens
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maryjane

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Posted - Aug 21 2018 :  06:09:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Extra bottles on hand for sure. I have Buck's solar power unit if anyone is interested in purchasing it. I just don't have a safe place for it to charge near my parlor that is away from the cows (no doubt they'd put a foot or something through the solar panel that's on the front of it). Besides, I'd probably get out my generator should our electricity go out. The other thing I like are these brushes for cleaning the bottles:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026VWE1Y/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
They last a long time if you take care when pushing and pulling them from the bottles. We use them until the bristles are worn way down.

I also rigged up a system for drying the bottles if anyone is interested. Let me know.

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

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Posted - Aug 21 2018 :  09:30:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think we would all love to see your system for drying bottles, MaryJane.
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CloversMum

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Posted - Aug 21 2018 :  09:37:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the link, MaryJane, for your bottle brush. I just ordered one. Also I second the request to see your set up for bottle drying!

Loving life and family on our Idaho farm, Meadowlark Heritage Farm; 1 Jersey cow; 1 Jersey heifer; 1 Guernsey cow; Oberhasli & Guernsey goats, ducks and chickens
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maryjane

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Posted - Aug 21 2018 :  11:43:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was on a past thread but not in a designated place. 'Tis now.

https://www.heritagejersey.org/chatroom/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=39388

Also, here's a discussion about bottle brushes and the one Cindy prefers over the plastic ones I mentioned.

https://www.heritagejersey.org/chatroom/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9406

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