Maisey

This is a post about our cow. Maisey lived at a home dairy before she came to live with us. She was one of a small herd of about 7 cows, both mature, milking Jerseys and a few calves. She was sold only because the woman who originally owned her was about to have another …

Happy 4th!

Maisy’s is giving about 2-2.5 gallons of milk as well as nursing Phil so I am down to milking once a day. Phil has full access to Maisy all day then gets to sleep in a little bachelor pad at night on his own. Maisy is allowed a little momma time through the night where …

Rain makes us slow down

It’s raining. Thank goodness….. The yard, the pastures, the garden always seem to explode after a nice soaking rain. But I didn’t have everything planted in the garden yet. We knew it was coming so the morning was a blur of activity. Phil was a perfect gentleman, waiting his turn to momma. 2 gallons later …

Windy but cooler today

Windy today but the temperatures are much cooler. I had to wear a sweatshirt to milk this morning. The cooler temps are welcome. It was kind of hot for the end of May/ beginning of June at almost 90. The flies are discouraged by the cooler weather and the breeze. No flies and lush grass, …

Summer begins

The celebration is over. And the most wonderful family has returned back to their lives in Texas. It’s time to strip the beds, wash the dishes (again) and set things to order. Summer has begun. The piglets are watching for me instead of running from me. I’m sure it’s the creamy Maisy milk that has …

Long wonderful days

It’s 10:22 pm right now and I just came in from the garden. There’s still a bit of light left in the night sky but the mosquitoes ran me out. I was planting green beans. “Provider’ to be exact. Living on the 48th latitude has it’s perks this time of year. One being that it …

Milking

Milking is going well. Maisy’s colostrum cleared in a couple of days and now we have pure milk. And pure cream. In some ways it feels like there was never a break. 2 gallons in the morning and 2 in the evening. We’re rich! Phil is ok with sharing the bounty. But Maggie is having a …