Sunday, June 12, 2016

Milking by hand tediously

                                                                                        Attribution: Bob Embleton
Image: Milk churns placed on a stand for 
collection from small farms by lorries in 
the olden days. Now purely ornamental. (here)

11 of 12 given words:
churn whirring splatter chat smirk 
trim left chisel dig tin lemon 

Milking by hand tediously
Used to be stored in milk churns
To be picked up later by lorry
Off to the market in the gallons

Now it is the faint whirring
of the suction milking machine
No splatter and very clean
Easy chats with cows smirking

Milking time considerably trimmed
Per cow increased to 12 gallons a day
Left farmers time with other things
To chisel around to dig whichever way

Tin tankard of a beer or a lemon drink
The order of the day upon finishing

For Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #255 and
Marian's The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads


  1. Those machines sure help out. Not sure the cows like them though. But blah to actually milking them.

  2. Something most of us know very little about. Thanks

  3. A peaceful scene well described, Hank.

  4. My Grandpa was a dairy farmer...this puts me back in the stalls:)

  5. ah yes modernization and technology now holding hands in its futuristic love affair

    much love...

  6. Machines sure saves the farmers much work, Great subject and very well written Hank.

  7. Ah a nice nod to the really not so distant past.

  8. There is something gained, but also lost in that change to machines.