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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-first annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Fond du Lac, Wis., February 11, 12 and 13, 1903. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests

Howie, D. W., Jr.
The daily routine on Sunny Peak dairy farm,   pp. 81-88 PDF (2.1 MB)

Page 81

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D. W. lowie, .Tr., Elmt Gro( 
Mr. President, Ladien and Gentlemen: In a veak moment I 
cons-eted to appear before this convention and read a paper 
nin tle subject of the daily routine at our sfarnL Ead the 
topia sumested beei anything else, I should have flatly refuseu. 
As it was, I thouit perhars I might be able to write some- 
thing that would possibly do, thoiwh I was very doubtful. You 
will soon be aware of the fadt that my doubts and fears were 
not without fonnmatioiL 
I ac you to fe lenient with me; also that the responsibility 
he shifted ontn the honorable offiaem of this societ.-en. 
Enrehard and Prof. 1Ei7. Thev are the gentlemen who We 
-intrnmental in -etting me into this wrape. 
- th'e followi"a naper I make no pretense of adherint closely 
to my 'snbiect. I do no claim to be anthority o  I dairvunt. 
*         neitber do I eclim to bNe original.  Tbe ideas that I brint forth
are some that have aenmulated during the  Mar" in whidht I 
l'mv ibee associatod with dairy cattle and can be taken for 
wh'et tliey are wortl'. 
If there is one thins nwre than another aeainst whvicV I hold 
?. ttr~da  it is   misn-rsW  old alarm clock. This clock re+- 
sion in o0inino- abont hillf an honr every nibt. It also has a 
w'bit of lc"inr a terRile rprket and sYOUsi'ne me just when 
I vmunt to glenm the most. I hove fond hoves tfat some morn- 
ineu. dnrinW its violent exertions, it will shakie itself of the 
drowwr and cnwMe to rrief. 
Well, the fires are built and, we are off to the barn with our 
milking utensils. The first thing to do is to wrap a heavy blan- 
ke aroun4 the cans which are to receive the milk. By so doing 
the milk is enabled to retain its heat for a very long time. This 
prevents the neeemity of warming it again for the separator and 

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