Catching up on Old Iron

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Carl Shields had one of the first milking parlors in his county, built in 1953. This shows Carl on the left and his brother Raymond on the right with Raymond’s grandson Mark and great-grandson Grant.
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“The parlor is sort of antique by today’s standards, but it has served us well,” says Carl. “We milk around 65 cows twice a day.”
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Carl’s son Dan Shields preparing a cow to be milked.

I’ve been getting Farm Collector for several years but lately I’ve been putting off sending in my renewal. Some months I hardly had time to look at them. Lately due to some health problems I’ve been staying in the house a lot. Lucy, my wife, saved the magazines for me, some go back to 2005. It’s been a real joy reading them. I especially like the articles by Sam Moore. I guess it’s because I know the area of eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania where he is from. Enclosed is my renewal payment. Thank you for a great magazine.

Carl Shields
Worthington, Pa.

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