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#1 of 3 Old 09-18-2007, 10:58 PM - Thread Starter
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We bought a cow and she is coming next week! We're so not ready. Thankfully she won't be in milk so it shouldn't be too much work right off the bat. Can anyone give me a quick run down of what we'll need? I was thinking of a hay feeder, halter, water dish and grain bucket (for milk time). What else? Any recommendations for online stores to buy from? I can't believe we've been so busy and now the cow is right around the corner. I am so unprepared for this and it's too late to back out!
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Hoof pick
Good shelter

That's all I can think of off the top of my head! Good luck!
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salt lick
something to strain the milk with (cheese cloth works well)
something to store the milk in (half gallon canning jars or gallon pickle jars work well)

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