Tag: milking cows


Yesterday was calm and though cold with little sun the animals and I chalked it up as a good day.  We have had so much wind lately that when it is still it feels both ominous and charmed all at once. 



no more milk

Yes. The  milking cows have been milked for the last time and … – loaded up into the old trailer with its new tyre and driven over to the West Barn. We made a bit of a mess of the paths and pastures as… Continue Reading “no more milk”

Bread and Pasta

This is why my clothes are getting tight!  Zacks Friends Bread Recipe 1000 grams flour, 720 grams water (at 90F ) 21 grams salt, 4 grams yeast. Autolyse the dough. (Add the water and the flour and let sit for half an hour.) Sprinkle on… Continue Reading “Bread and Pasta”

Dogs in the Milk

The flood waters. The creek that is really a ditch has so much water in it that it looks like a long skinny lake.  I wonder what our beaver does when he is flooded out like that.  The water is literally lapping under the… Continue Reading “Dogs in the Milk”

Aunty Del is Pumping

Aunty Del is such a good house cow that I have decided to keep her as long as I am able. She seems to have hit her stride and now she is pumping along. She swans into the milking shed without hesitation, milks eating her… Continue Reading “Aunty Del is Pumping”

Walking on my Legs

  After a full day of mowing and trimming and fencing – my legs took me up to the creek that is really a ditch to watch the sun go down. I call this walk checking the fences. Sometimes it is hard for me… Continue Reading “Walking on my Legs”

Happy chick

Molly and Tahiti are hard to get a decent photo of  at the moment- they are so grateful to be back that they are at my heels the whole time I am in there with them. They are big girls now and I have… Continue Reading “Happy chick”

Aunty Anna

The new heifer, Aunty Anna, was allowed out into the field with the others for two hours yesterday to eat some fresh green grass  – then back into the barn with her new friends.  She has eaten a lot of grain in her short… Continue Reading “Aunty Anna”

Once a week

Once a week we are looking at this patch of ground – top sown with my special pasture cocktail.  Watching the grass grow. I am excited. The pasture not so much. In case you cannot see the whole of the picture in your header,… Continue Reading “Once a week”