What To Do When an Alien Squid Attacks Your Cow.

March 10, 2017

Rejoice!  That is, if your cow takes to the milking machine as well as Cookie does. 


Senia and I tried to milk Cookie by hand.  Cookie had been milked exclusively by machine before, and she didn’t appreciate pesky unknown humans grabbing her tender bits.  After 3 weeks of spilled milk and cramped backs, I invested in a milking machine. 


At first I worried I was giving in to industrial mechanization, eroding the pastoral poetry of milking by hand. 


Then a lightbulb went on.  I use a washing machine for my clothes, don’t I?  Who would argue that washing machines remove the romance from life?


I'm glad we got a squid-like contraption to vacuum milk out of our cow. Cookie stands blissfully still now that her humans have two free hands for massaging her during milking.  And I don't wake up with numb arms any more. 






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