Lady Astor is milking once a day now and doing very well with it. We milk in the early morning when there are no flies and it is still cool. Bobby Blue is with her 24 hours still, he is strongly attached to his herd and does not even come up to the barn when she does. She walks up alone, is milked, then wanders back to the herd afterwards. Absolutely no drama.
Every summer is different. Every calf is different. This one is small and efficient and we are cow-sharing very nicely at this point.
This is Alex’s last week with me and today he is going to try and get all the grass under all the electric fences trimmed while I hoe the weeds out of the North garden. Tomato pruning and training is ongoing. I will also sow two rows of nasturtiums (I will sell the flowers to the chefs) and another row of beets (baby beets sell very well). Plus remind me to asparagus and rhubarb seed. Can you buy garlic seed? I need to check. The chefs are after green garlic and I need to find a cost effective way of growing a lot of it for next year.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Weather Forecast: A perfect temperature. This Northerly is a bonus wind for my fat chickens in their last week.
Tuesday 06/06 0% / 0 in
Abundant sunshine. High 76F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday Night 06/06 10% / 0 in
Clear skies. Low 52F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.