Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tanked in the Name of Clean Milk


We'd been seeing some numbers we didn't like in our quality reports. We pride ourselves on shipping top quality milk and win Super Milk more often than not. However, lately things didn't look quite right.

We changed the milking machine liners out, ran extra sanitizing rinses of everything that could be washed and looked for problems everywhere we could.

Finally Liz decided that there was some milk stone build up in the milk tank that needed to be addressed. Even our longest scrubbing brush wouldn't reach.

So......she climbed through the port in the top of our thousand-gallon bulk milk tank and scrubbed it by hand. Said port is about two feet from the ceiling and not really big enough for much traffic, making for some interesting gymnastics, especially when it came time to climb back out.

She is a little taller than I am but not much. There was a point when I was wondering if we were really in trouble with a nice young lady stuck in our tank....however, eventually we got her back on solid ground.

And hopefully those number will improve now. 

Never a dull day on the dairy.

6 comments:

joated said...

Does that qualify Lizzie for a spelunking merit badge...or a bathyscape ribbon?

lisa said...

Well, good luck with the numbers, isn't it grand to have a knowledgeable daughter?

Cathy said...

She was INSIDE a thousand gallon tank?

Oh Lordy. I'm guessing she doesn't have claustrophobia :)

Hope that licked the problem.

Terry and Linda said...

Yes, JOATED is right!!! A Spelunking merit badge!!!

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Jeffro said...

Shoulda called Mike Rowe and had him do it for you!

threecollie said...

Joated, lol, we were talking about spelunking while she was in there.

Lisa, it is! It really is. We are so grateful for her knowledge of milking equipment.

Cathy, she was! It was kind of nervous making and I made her keep popping her head out for fresh air. She was a little claustrophobic actually.

Linda, she deserved one. it is hard to get in and really, really hard to get out.