Milk Cows Speech

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Walk over to the refrigerator, open the door, and what do you see? That’s right, milk. That creamy, smooth, sweet tasting drink pleases the taste buds with every drop and goes perfectly with Oreos, gives us ice cream, among several other marvelous wonders. But have you ever thought about the pain, stress, and anger that the farmers have to deal with to obtain this precious liquid? Being a dairy farmer myself, I have first hand experience with the challenges and annoyances of the operation. Although it can bring tremendous joy, it also can bear with it immense pain. Endlessly, day in and day out, I am required to milk cows, which involves the slow set up, the repetitive milking process, and the tiring clean up, ultimately pushing me to my limits…show more content…
But there I am everyday without a say because my parents make me do it, checking to see if the sanitizer has cleaned the milking system, beginning the lengthy process of milking cows. The washer has usually finished, but sometimes the man who comes to take our milk forgets to turn it on; therefore, I have to sit there for another half hour doing nothing until it cleans the entire milking machine. When it finally completes the sanitising process, I begin to set up the milkers. First, I put the plugs into each of the milkers. These long cone shaped rubber plugs don’t like to stay on the milkers; therefore, I must take extra care to insert each one securely into the handle of the milking unit. We have eight milking units, so I have to do everything eight times. Once the plugs retain their position in the milker, I proceed to switch the air hoses connected to the milkers from the washing system to the ones already attached to the milkers. These little tubs strive to be the most irritating hoses to change by refusing to simply separate from the washer, and their smooth surface and extremely tight fit don’t make this task any easier to accomplish. Once I have completed attaching the hoses on all eight units, I…show more content…
Once the last cow finishes, I turn the milking unit on to flush the system. Then I unplug the milk hose and power cord and return it to the parlor house. I do this for all eight units and then put my strip cup in the sink, take off my knee pads, throw away my gloves, and put my pouches back in my bin. At that point I take all the dirty towels and place them in a wash barrel. Since multiple people tend to be involved in clean up, I only have a few select tasks that I must complete. My jobs require me to release the cows, sweep the managers, give the extra food to the pigs, push in the cows’ feed, and then bring the towels to the house for washing. However, I can’t let the cows depart until the other people have finished their jobs, so I have to wait for them before I can begin my final clean up tasks. So again, I find myself waiting, which bores me to death. By the time I have completed the job, I am dead, the process having drained me of all the energy I had previously
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