When I started with the hopes of one day owning a raw dairy, I had an image in my mind of how the milk parlor would/should be set up. However, it actually wasn’t until I started milking and processing raw milk, did I really figure out what worked for me. While I grew up in the country and was always around cattle, never had I stepped foot into a small working dairy. There was a few pictures online that help give me some inspiration but nothing that really worked with what I already had.
Originally, our barn was designed and built for miniature show horses. So the stalls and set up is a bit, well, miniature. But I was determined to make it work, with minimal expense, a few minor adjustments and an addition of a clean processing room.