Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monday Photo Shoot: Personally Obsolete

From John Scalzi:

"Your Monday Photo Shoot: Take a picture of something in your house you used to use a lot, but now hardly use at all. This could be a piece of obsolete technology, or possibly some equipment for a hobby you no longer pursue, or just something you stopped fiddling with for no good reason at all -- the basic idea is simply to highlight something that no longer has that much use for you, for whatever reason." 

(A quick comment from me:  I'm glad Cliff isn't doing this Monday Photo Shoot; I can hear him now.  Enough said.)

I took a picture of a group of related items that I haven't needed for several years now.

There you have a milk strainer sitting atop a gallon jug; a milk bucket; and a butter churn.  For about twenty-five years, I milked cows twice a day and had a use for all these items.  For over a dozen years, they've been idle.  But perhaps not forever.

My Jersey heifer, Secret, is waiting in the wings.  In about 18 months, if all goes well and we find her a boy friend, I'll be using those items again. 

If you have something around the house you no longer use, why not snap a picture of it and join in on the Monday Photo Shoot?

Be sure and leave a link to your entry at By The Way.


robinngabster said...

Cool!  I may have to try this one.

luvmort said...

It's Tuesday.

madcobug said...

I have never seen a churn like that, we always used a big churn with a wood dasher or electric motor. Helen

marainey1 said...

My thing around that house that never gets used is the canner and all the jars to go with it.  Haven't canned in years.  Hope you get to make the good homemade butter...it is delicious.  Your Secret will be much loved for all that good milk.  'On Ya' - ma

pixiedustnme said...

whoa - that is too cool!  never having been near a farm (well, OK, I've driven by LOTS!)  Had somebody shown me that picture there is NO way I would have guessed what it was!

toonguykc said...

I'd take a picture of my blowdryer.  My hair dries naturally now and just does what it'll do...surprising me sometimes.


fowfies said...

Neat stuff to have...even if you dont use it right now. Secret is getting so big!

mutualaide said...


suzypwr said...

I guess that unless you have your own milk-producing cows, those items would not be used often, lol!


redonionsauce said...

neat!!!  I always wondered where my want to live on a farm came from, only to find out that between 1760 and 1900 that is what my family did in the US.  They farmed.  

I grew up around farms, in eastern Long Island.  


magran42 said...

The next time you make butter.....please do step by step pictures (pioneer woman style) and let us enjoy it with you!