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Milk Shed

Date: Identifier: Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Just as meat on a farm is stored in the smokehouse to be kept fresh, milk and dairy products are kept in a milk shed for the same reason. This wooden milk shed stands not even six feet high with a raised tin roof to keep the structure sheltered and cool. Wrapping around the inside of the building are two shelves on which the milk pails and other dairy products are to be stored. Milk sheds were used on the farm before the days of indoor refrigeration. Early 20th Century. more...
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