Sunday, April 02, 2006

Weekend projects

The answer to the surprise quiz picture: milking stanchion. (It was a surprise to me that I couldn’t upload the text.) My genius husband combined ideas from several designs and built this one, which suits me perfectly. Lottie Le Cow is less impressed but adjusting to the new stanchion, new stall, and new routine. We’d intended to leave the side open for easy feeding and cleanout. However, Wilbur Le Sheep hopped inside and christened it in a manner which feed boxes should not be christened. So my husband added the horizontal boards to prevent a repeat performance. The feed pans will still slide under the bottom slat, and now there’s a bonus feature – an escape ladder!

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Excuse my farm ignorance, butwhat is it? Yes, I'm a city girl. Though I'd love to spend some time on a farm so long as I could leave whenever I wanted tol

Congrats on the newest addition! Moooooo.

pablo said...

Milking stanchion?

Gin said...

Hay feeding bunk.

cow-o-phobic said...

ahhh, an escape ladder... You never know when those vicious dairy cows will attack!

cow-a-bunga said...

Or as my co-workers say... "It's a cow trap!".

They don't blame Lottie for not wanting to stick her head in there.