Dairy Cooler Extraction

On February 3, 2012, the family farm's dairy cooler was removed from the barn. Not sure how long it had been in there, but it's been out of working operation for about least 20 years. Dad commented that most farms in the area (Durham) would be too large for a cooler of this size so I'm not too sure of its fate. Seems like a shame to get rid of such a great piece of machinery.

I know it's summer, but TheStar's video on Microdairies reminded me of the milk cooler and I don't think I've posted anything about it, so here's some featured photos from the day.

Before the farm was demolished, I was always somehow comforted by the fact that in the milk parlour room, where the cooler sat, there was a calendar on the wall marking the time milking stopped, as if, "Good, we know how long it's been at least". A marker of time and a sort of informal memorial as well.