Monday, August 24, 2009

Tips for Milking

  1. Tie the cow to a sturdy post.
  2. Clean the teats with warm, soapy water to "bring down" the milk. Dry gently with paper towel.
  3. Place bucket underneath the udder.
  4. Sit so you can move away quickly if the cow becomes upset.
  5. Apply Vaseline to your hands.
  6. Wrap your hands around two of the teats.
  7. Squeeze the base of the teat.
  8. Squeeze down to push out the milk, keeping your grasp at the base. Be gentle but firm.
  9. Repeat with your other hand. Most people prefer to alternate (right hand, left hand, right hand, etc.)
  10. Continue until the udder on the side that you're milking looks deflated.
  11. Move on and repeat process with other two teats.

I admit, at first it seems "udder-ly" impossible...(tee hee)...but by and by you'll get the hang of it.


God Bless,
Rebekah

6 comments:

Ruthykins said...

great! now i need a cow to practice on.

Handi Andi said...

You are hilarious. Really, laughing so hard as I read through the posts. Is it as funny to those who didn't grow up in Amish country? I don't know, but I love it.

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

:-) love your blog!!!

Puphigirl said...

I only get to milk a cow when playing Euchre and the cow is in the barn.

Rebecca said...
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Rebecca Yoder said...

I love your blog! It sounds as if thee and I have much in common. I recently traded a basket of eggs for a tourist's BlackBerry, and now I have a Facebook page!