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Milkin stools
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deadcarp    Posted 10-07-2004 at 10:49:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was thumbing thru some country lore kinda book and they had pictures of 3 stools i never daw before.on even had a shelf to hold the pailo. ours had a 2x4 post with a 1x6 seat and you held the pail with your knees. what kind do you renember?

KatG    Posted 10-07-2004 at 19:02:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The one we use everyday is alittle stool MAtt built him self..WE were using a plastic bucket we got at the $ store but found a SS milk pail with a lid on eBay...feel plum fancy carrying that clanging pail home at 5:30 in the morning...Love that Jersey milk...KAtg

farmall    Posted 10-07-2004 at 18:32:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Same here carp, but we never held the pails, justsat them down on the ground under the cow, and ws ready to move them at the slightest movement. Remember those seamless steel pails. You were pretty high up if you owned those. I think we had one

TimV    Posted 10-07-2004 at 17:51:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had a couple of the metal 4-leggers, but the prize was a one-legged one with a spring on the bottom; cone-shaped like the one in the bottom of a flashlight. Had a strap for your waist, and a wooden seat. Now you've got me wondering whatever happened to it--might have to rustle around up to the folk's farm this weekend......

Old John    Posted 10-07-2004 at 15:30:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Guess me & my DB were lucky.
We each had one, home-made & inherited.
They'd been in the family for
They were made out of a split, 5in.
flat slab of wood, with 3 legs set in
holes, bored in the bottom.
A couple of the legs had the bark left on
them yet. Saw Dad make one just like them,
just to be doing it.
I wonder what ever happened to those
old stools.
Haveta check on that.
'Til Later,
Old John

Sis    Posted 10-07-2004 at 14:56:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mine was a rusted out milk bucket turned upside down..

Bkeepr    Posted 10-07-2004 at 12:42:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use an old metal 3-legger I picked up at auction, but we also have a wooden one with 4 legs. Have another metal one in a shed...hmmmm, almost sounds like the start of a collection.

Tom A

Donna from Mo    Posted 10-07-2004 at 12:00:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
The one I used up until eight years ago was like the one you describe. I liked it because if you have to get up and move fast, it falls out of your way.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 10-07-2004 at 11:11:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
My mom used a craft project I had made for a school fund raiser she had bought back. I used a one legged stool my dad had made out an outhouse toilet seat hole to this he added the single ash leg made from a broken shovel handle.
My folks, starting out in during the great depression, had one philosophy, “Waist not, want not!” Thus the parts for the one legged stool.

mojo    Posted 10-07-2004 at 10:57:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ours was just as you describe.

cbryder    Posted 10-07-2004 at 10:53:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Down south in Waltham,Vt we must have been rich! Had metal three leggers, durn cold in the
winter though. A gunney sack would take care of that.

EngineerJoyce    Posted 10-07-2004 at 11:03:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had one of them metal 3-leggers, left over from when we actually sold milk. By the time I used it much, it was just me and 2 cows to supply the 8 of us still at home.
Darn legs would sink into the muck floor during wet weather.

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