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Archive for March, 2009

Well, we finally hit another milking milestone, 900 pounds of milk! We are up to milking 10 cows now and today (less than an hour ago) sent 918 pounds of milk to Jilbert Dairy! I have been waiting a long time to hit this mark. To put this into perspective 918 pounds of milk is equivilent to 107 gallons.

Since we began milking on November 20, 2008 we have produced 41,477 pounds of milk, which translates to — “we have provided consumers with 4822 gallons of milk!

Next goal ….. to ship 1000 pounds of milk!

Onto knitting ………

I have been playing with the sock machine some more ….. still have not got the ribber down but working on it.  In the mean time I have knit the daughter two pair of socks……

 

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Flying Geese….

No I am not quilting! Like I have time for that but………the geese are flying NORTH. Welcome back!!! I am certain that it is a good sign that Spring is sure to come!!! Off to get grain ………..

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Yes it is true….I have become a cattle wrangler!!!  Like I needed one more thing to do, but it is sort of part of the job.  That is what you do when there is so much snow and the cows can WALK over the fencing.  Oh it would probably help a little if there was electricity going through the fence like it is suppose to be and not intermittently.  (shocking, hey) Ok  I know that was bad, but the pun was intended!!!  They were out yesterday afternoon, evening, last night and now again this morning.  I think they waited this morning until Brian went to work because he was not out the driveway more than 10 minutes and I was chasing cows.  Hopefully the guy from the partner farm shows up soon with some high tencel fence wire so we can run a new fence (make a smaller area) for them that isn’t covered with snow and hopefully it will keep them in!!  Me and 30 cows that are very happy to run, jump and litterally kick up their heels is not a pretty combination!!!

Off to check the critters now and hopefully there are no more running free!!!!!

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What is it?

What is the big bright orb I see in the sky? Oh it is just the sun!!! I forgot what it looked like!!

Bright and sunny here for a change, with temps that are suppose to climb into the 30’s. And what am I doing……playing on ravelry, baking bread, contemplating what to make for dinner, working on the CSM (making socks for the daughter), and watching the blue jays and squirrel compete for the seeds in the bird feeder. Oh what joy!! Unlike the dog who is laying beside me snoring…….what a rough life she has!!!!

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