Monday, November 9, 2009

From Test Barn to Stable


This what my stable looked like in the late 1940's when it was home to my grandfather's heard of Guernsey cows. It was known as the "Test Barn" where the best milking cows were milked. There is a room in my house known as the 'hired hand's room' where the head milker slept. He milked cows twice a day, 7 days a week, for ten years and never missed a day.

By the time I was old enough to actually remember anything, the Test Barn had been converted into a stable for horses. The stall fronts are where the gutter is on each side of the center aisle and there is a wide garage door at the far end.