Wednesday afternoon we arrived at Springs of Hope Ranch where Jason & Kendra Rinehart have been volunteering for 6 months. Jason needed to milk that evening, so we observed the operation. He milked 17 Brown Swiss in about an hour.
|the dairy barn|
|Jason attaching the milkers|
|Riley & Jadyn preparing feed rations|
|center stall with window to the milking parlor|
|dairy product refrigerator case|
|hutches for calves or children?|
|Cora fit right in adventuring with Noah & Tyrel|
|the little ones spent a lot of time playing in the small creek that was piped under the road|
Thursday morning the milk was bottled for the next day's deliveries.
|fresh, raw milk in the bulk tank|
|Aaron & Janae filling milk jugs|
|Kaylyn & Jadyn labeling the jugs to be filled|
|2 ways are vital for communication between |
ranchhouse, cabin, milk barn, administration building, & 4 wheelers