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                          Milk House (Maitokauppa)

Cows were milked twice a day, the milk was stored in milk cans in the cool stream under this building.  The milk was used for drinking, making cheese (justua) and yogurt (filiä), and the cream for butter.  

 

 

A small two by four and pole framed small milk house eight feet by nine feet sits above the stream. It has Nik Hanka's name carved on the exterior side wall. The siding is of two layers of rough sawn pine boards. The roof is of sawn shingles nailed onto pine boards which are nailed onto balsum rafters. A floor of pine boards nailed to pole joists could have been lifted up for access to the stream which flows below. A Foundation of boulders support the building at its corners. The south wall window and south door give light and access to the structure. ('Askel' Means Step by Gene Meier) 

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