There is only one cow still waiting to enter the milking shed on this dairy farm at Kahouri Bridge, in Taranaki, in the 1890s. Behind the shed are dead trees, which remain standing after the initial clearing of the bush. Hand milking, twice a day and in all weather, was a tedious job, but returns from the milk provided a steady income for undercapitalised small farmers.
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