But for the unconvinced I'll let the pictures tell the story. I'll even be arty.
One of my favorite photo blogs is The Blue Hour by Brian Ferry. He's a photographer living in London and I'm totally hooked on his work. Mostly because he takes pix of the fabulous restaurants where he eats..and lots of coffee shops...and cappuccinos.... Right now he's doing a series on diptychs where he is displaying two images side by side. Since Brian is everything refined, dignified, and classy, and I'm all...well.. farm... I'm sure he'll be horrified (or laugh) at my series below.
Let's call this "Little and Big":
On the milk stand:
Over a bucket:
By the way - yes I'm using a plastic bucket. Don't worry all of this milk went directly to the chickens. And yes, you should always use a stainless bucket when you milk for the house. Always.
Givin' the squeeze
I don't know about you, but after 20 years of typing every thought I ever had in my career (well, not ALL of my thoughts...)... I just can't milk Little Nibbles and her dang tiny teats twice a day..the tendinitis is just killing me. I can only use my thumb and forefinger without grabbing her udder so its kind of a weird strain as I have to keep my pinkies up like I'm having high tea. So I'm only milking her once a day. With Evita I could use both hands on one side!
In the 8 minutes it takes me to milk Nibbles for the quart of (oh so rich and frothy) milk I can get over half a gallon from Vita... that's over a gallon a day! On her best day Nibbles could only give 2 quarts if I milked her twice a day.. maybe 3 if I gave her hay thru an IV drip and fanned her with palm leaves as she reclined on a chaise (and no, I'm not doing that).
Honestly, just get the full sized dairy gals.
With apologies and regards to Brian.. I really do love your work. And if you post pix of the Roman ruins I swear I'll stop putting your link in my farm posts. *Hogs-n-kisses from the heartland*