Holding back milk is something I never thought Lady Astor would do. But over the last week she has been letting less and less down for me on our once a day milking. And as you can imagine this has resulted in an udder with a wee problem.
I increased her milkings to twice then three times a day but no go and of course mastitis began to raise its ugly head. So now baby is locked away for the night – with one of the steers for company and cried all night. This enabled me to treat the mastitis though and I hope that soon she will be better.
But the Bobby needs to get used to the new regime because this is it now. No more running wild 24 hours a day.
Wai’s skin is going through another shed. Not the hard stuff but luckily the soft thin skin that has been holding some of these continents together. It is a very gross job keeping up with this sloughing skin but there you are.
The skin underneath is either non-existent or bright pink and raw so he has to be covered from flies as much as possible. It is hot and muggy. He responds fast to my voice now and late in the evening as I was doing the watering I found him pottering about the driveway trying to find me in the dark. So I called him and he followed me all the way back through the open gate and into his bed. Time to close his gates now that he is more active.
Soon it will be full.
I hope you have a lovely day. Time to go out and milk Lady – hoping she lets down properly this morning.
Have a lovely day
Weather: warm and windy and wet.
Friday 07/07 60% / 0.11 in
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 86F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Friday Night 07/07 10% / 0 in
Mainly clear. Low near 60F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.