Milk House Plans

Milk House Plans

by Roger Golemgeske of Bovey, MN

Dear SFJ,

I am offering to you a plan for a simple yet effective milk house that can be cheaply built, and attached to an existing building, with little building experience. It has been a complete success for me for cooling and bottling milk, washing calf buckets, chicken fonts and egg cleaning. It keeps the mess for all this out of my wife’s kitchen. I am now her hero all over again!

So much of the material can be gotten free or at minimum cost that the only financial investment may be in the concrete floor and the roofing and siding.

The only pieces of furniture I bought were the wash tub and the propane grill to heat water on. This also worked good for melting frozen water pails in winter, and for heating water when it’s time to butcher your chickens. The use of the concrete wash tubs makes creating a milk-cooling tank a breeze and as the edges are all reinforced with steel angle iron, these tubs can handle some rough work. I hope this may be valuable to other SFJ readers. I built this in pieces as I had time and I found that building a concrete cooling tank right into the floor of the milk house, as seen in older dairy barn plans, was too much for me to handle. Therefore, I devised this method and it surely works fine for a farm with only a few cows or goats.

Sincerely yours,
Roger Golemgeske
Larkrise Grange
Bovey, Minnesota

Milk House Plans
Milk House Plans