Looks like we are baling today. Fingers crossed as there is a shower imminent. There was a sprinkling of rain in the night too but not enough to stop us. So if the next storm goes round I will press PLAY. The air is very humid so it is going to be rough day. Dripping hot. Hard on my two new workers.
On a different subject – Lady Astor is still holding most of her milk back from me until I have brought the calf in to visit the milking room. I milk her, then take the cups off and bring baby in, then while baby has a suckle I dump that milk into the bucket for the house then push baby out, quickly put the cups back on and milk her again. (If I muck around she locks me out again). I can literally see the bulges where she is holding the milk. This second lot of milk is a fair amount of milk but I am still not so sure she is milking right out.
Every now and then I try to milk her normally (without bringing the calf in and out) and it really is like trying to get blood from a stone. She just calmy stands munching away while giving me no milk at all) If I try to milk her again later in the day she gives me almost nothing at all. Lucky this is her last season being a milk cow because this has become areally annoying habit for her. I think she will be drying herself up early with this carry on. The milk itself continues to be sweet and creamy and clean though. She is healthy.
I hope you have a lovely day.
Weather – Not perfect for haymaking but hopefully we can duck and dive in between showers.
Thursday 07/20 30% / 0.1 in
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. High 92F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Thursday Night 07/20 60% / 0.25 in
Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. Low 73F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.