Brrrrrr...it's 17 here tonight. I am fortunate that I don't have to milk, my dear children get that pleasure. If it were me, I think we'd dry them all off after Thanksgiving. LOL But seeing as we had one kid just a couple months ago and we had some late spring kiddings it's not such a good idea. Soooo, what do you all do to make milking more bearable when the mercury dips so low? Do you have heated milk rooms? We tried using a heater for awhile but it really didn't help unless you were sitting right in front of it. I'm thinking of making some procedural changes. Like having two outside working together instead of 2 outside working with their own does on separate stands. Seems like it might be quicker for one to get does ready, 2nd child milks while 1st gets next doe ready, etc. Maybe even have a 3rd working to bring milk inside between girls and have another inside processing the milk. It would mean more working but overall I think it would take less time? Any tips to make the milking process go faster? We are down to 8 milking right now. Will be down to 6 by Christmas but that will be the lowest we'll get I think.