Snowville Creamery sources its rich, grass-grazed milk from several different farms. These pictures are from a couple of the Amish Farms we pick up milk from in WV. I visited the Peachey Farm and also the Kinsingers Farm. I hope to go back very soon to get more pictures of their beautiful milking parlor's and also some pictures of the milking process.
Peachey's cows were especially beautiful. Each one of them sported a glossy, soft, spring coat of fur.
The bucket milkers used to milk the cows. The bucket must be carried from the parlor to the milk house to be emptied after each cow is milked.
Peachey's parlor is able to hold 12 cows at a time for milking.
Kinsinger's herd is mostly Holstein, however, he is progressively working towards making Jersey genetics the dominant gene in his herd, instead of Holstein. He feels Jersey's are better suited for his farm then his Holsteins, also the extra butterfat the Jersey cow's are known for is a added bonus.
The sky was absolutely beautiful that day. Given the could cover of the day, the lighting conditions were in a constant state of change.
Grazing on fresh and hearty spring grass, basking in the sun, life doesn't get much better then this for a dairy cow.
When I asked about the decals, Stephen Kinsinger responded "Oh yeah, we love them, I'd put up more if I had them." Guess what I'll be taking with me the next time I return to the Kinsinger farm, you guessed it, lots of fun signage/decals.
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