Tag Archives: milking

It’s not mastitis, it’s butter!

I’ll break my month-long silence with a post about milk. We have it in incredible abundance these days; and we’ve not even been giving Gerty any grain! She gets a little bit of lespedeza hay at milking time, and then … Continue reading

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Pure Milk

Taken with my iPhone, so not the best quality, but still…

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Milking twice a day, OR, I got my cow back, but I’m feeling kinda lazy

Gerty’s back. She’s been gone since the week of Thanksgiving, so it was a sweet reunion. She was at the farm of some very generous friends who let her be courted by their bull — a very well-bred, pricey bull, … Continue reading

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Milking the Cow: Days 4 and beyond, and notes

Oh my, these last few days have been busy! It got to a point that I literally had no time to fix the problems I’d discovered with the milking stall, but because I hadn’t fixed them, milking was taking more … Continue reading

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Milking the Cow: Day 2

Day 2 – Aug. 15, 2013 I’m 30 minutes late milking this morning, and Gerty is bellowing again. We commence with yesterday’s process: she rushes through the barely-opened gate into the stall and begins devouring her morning snack. I wash … Continue reading

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title=”Milking Once A Day”>Milking Once A Day This is a fabulous article I found, which gave us encouragement that milking a cow need not take up our entire lives!

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