This is a photo of my Great Grandmother (Hatwig) on my mothers side of the family. She only had one daughter Lela, and they are milking cows. They are sitting on three legged milking stools in their skirts. Lela has some kind of heavy stockings on. I am amazed that the cows are outside and not tied up..they must be eating.
Milking by hand was a job I didn't mind, my brother and I milked by hand for several summers, just three or four cows. I would much rather milk cows than cook, or clean, or sew! :)