A very overwhelming weekend

I had to work alone at MM on Saturday.  Normally they have two and sometimes three prep people working on Saturdays.  They need that many on most Saturdays.  They fired the other prep person that was supposed to work with me and didn’t schedule another person.  I handled it okay, but it wiped me out.  […]

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Thunderstorm!

As I write this, we are having a thunderstorm!  According to local lore, that means we’ll have snow within ten days.  What it does mean is that I can’t get out to milk for a little bit. It also means I’ll have to wear my muck boots.  Glad to see the rain, we need it, […]

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Darned cow and rotten people

Gwen went into reverse when I was milking her again last night.  It seems having her calf up here is more than she can bear in the evening.  Said calf was transported back down to the back pasture when I was finished milking.  That said, Wally is going to fix a tie post for her […]

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A lost day

Sunday ended up being a lost day.  We didn’t get done half of what we wanted to.  I guess we got done what we needed to get done.  A local farmer delivered a 1,000 pound bale of organic alfalfa, timothy and orchard grass hay.  We don’t like dealing with those huge bales of hay, but […]

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More babies!!!!

April (Oberhasli doe) delivered two babies yesterday afternoon.  It was perfect timing for a friend that drove into the driveway just as the first kid was being presented.  She stayed to watch both kids being born, pick up some eggs and greens and then headed home. I worked until around 2 at MM and then […]

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MM Update

The managers at MM have finally recognized me for what I am: a reliable, hard-working, dedicated employee.  I am not getting tossed out the door as soon as business slacks off and they are giving me more responsibility such as placing the produce order. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, I work by myself.  On Friday, […]

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Diggin’ in the dirt

Yesterday evening, I harvested a bucketful of greens which I sold this morning for $6.  Given how excited the woman was to receive them, the bucket might have contained caviar.  I cleared about a quarter of one bed and I plan to seed it with carrots.  It felt good to be digging in the dirt.  […]

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Babies!!!

Found new babies this morning when I went out to milk and do chores.  Heavenly had triplets!!!  One was dead when I found it and unfortunately, it was a doe.  She has a buck and a doe surviving and both seem fine.  Beetaloo is showing a lot of interest in the babies and I expect […]

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Cow decisions

This cow business has been very frustrating.  Gwen has represented a huge learning curve and I tend to get very frustrated when I do not completely understand something.  The bull calf we got yesterday is still a long way off from being old enough to breed.  Leaving Spot with Gwen is a pain in the […]

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