I love that word BOSOM. Don’t you?. It sounds so soft and pillowy. It even sounds good said out loud. “Lady Astors Bosom”. So matronly. Comfy. Though if you were to lay your head upon Lady Astors bosom you are liable to get a kick in said head. Sometimes I rest my head against her warm hard belly when I am milking though and she tolerates that.
Finally Lady Astor’s udder has softened even more and the milk is flowing fast and easily. There is still more to do and there will be lots of massaging in her future but the milk is clean and bright white. And today we will start saving cream. Fingers crossed: we are on our way. (Everybody touch wood).
The pigs are pleased.
As are the meat chickens who drink a lot of milk too.
Once Lady’s udder health is well established I will take her back to Once A Day milking. So we can share properly with Bobby T. But not quite yet. In the mean-time we will work on consolidating a healthy bosom and she will have her calf 24 hours a day.
My new girls came today. As I wrote last night in my (usual) chair they ensconced themselves on the big orange couch and read and talked quietly and wrote their journals and within minutes we had fallen into a lovely relaxing womanly rhythm.
They even took some pictures for you.
Even though it is raining and still cold I feel like summer has begun.
I hope you have a lovely day