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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hunter

It is always hard to lose a 'pet'. Hunter was a yearling
here on the farm. He did not fair well through
the harsh winter. He passed away this morning in
Anna's arms. A sad day. We will miss you Hunter.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Muddy Days are Here Again



Hank and I are trying to get the mud moved around. I had to dig a trench on the outside of the milk barn to release trapped water. Hank laid a perforated tube and covored it up. Hopefully this will help keep the water drained out of the milk barn. Mud pies anyone?







We moved Babe into the Goat pasture while I moved old hay into the Goat enclosure pen. It was so muddy. This is our 'glamour shot'.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Missouri Mud


I've been 'playing' in the mud this past week. No pics available though...not a very 'glamorous' look! With all of the snow we had this winter...record breaking snow amounts...and now rain...we've got mud! My milk barn had a good 4-6inches of water in it. I had to be the ditch digger and dig trenches on the outer wall of my milk barn to release the trapped water. I discovered about 6-8 inches down, we had frozen ground. No wonder the water couldn't drain. It's that way in the yard, in the driveway, in the animal lots....mud. And now, more rain. :-)
I'm thinking 'sunny days and wildflowers'.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Milk Machine


I am really enjoying the milk machine. What used to take me a 'strong' thirty minutes to milk now takes me ten minutes. It holds 7 gallons of milk. Babe gives two gallons a milking. I milk her twice a day. I would like to get a second Jersey milk cow next year. We have lots of customers and more would like to be added to the list.