Starting the Good-byes

7 Jul

Friday night I penned several of my March kids.

I got the pen that my dad made loaded in the back of my truck.  I have to say it’s kind of awesome that I did not have to borrow a truck to sell kids this time.

I still had to have one of my nephews come help me.  Why would I have to have help if I got the big pen loaded by myself?

Gouda and his maa, Hilda

Gouda.  Gouda is huge.  There is no way I was going to load that big Gouda boy by myself.

Gouda

Anyhow, with the kids sold, I will hopefully no longer have to get heads out of fences (Sacagewea and Darling).  I also sold Cutie’s girl, Bianca.

Cutie and Bianca

That means I got to milk her again. The third time must be the charm because she did actually let me milk her.  She rather sat on my lap which makes it a bit awkward, and she wouldn’t let it all down, but we’ll get there.

Cutie

Since I sold some of the kids from the north paddock, I figured I could add one up there.  I finally weaned Snow White.  She was not happy about it.

Snow White

We’ll see how milking Caroline goes.  The first attempt wasn’t very pretty, but we’ll see… This morning, she was much better!

Oh and we’re milking in a newly painted milk room.

Well, the floor looked good for a little bit.

Astra

Now that I’ve actually milked in there, it’s not quite so clean.  But it’s still a lot better than it was!

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6 Responses to “Starting the Good-byes”

  1. David Spitko July 7, 2019 at 4:10 pm #

    The ones you sell … what happens to them?

    • Teresa July 7, 2019 at 4:35 pm #

      Some will go to breeding. Most will go into the food chain. That’s what farmers do–feed the world.

  2. janicead July 7, 2019 at 9:19 pm #

    Folk tend to forget the food has to be grown somewhere!

  3. Jeanne July 7, 2019 at 10:33 pm #

    I was surprised at how big Gouda is! So – you must just grab a kid and toss him or her into the cage in the back of the t truck? – normally?

    • Teresa July 8, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

      That’s usually how it works. My mom helps with gates and doors.

  4. eileeninmd July 8, 2019 at 7:00 am #

    Hello, love the cute kids and the adults. Enjoy your day and I wish you a happy new week!

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