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Still Milking

18 Sep

I am still milking, but I am only milking Zinnia in the morning. I can’t believe the days are already getting this short–it’s mostly dark when I get out there.

Zinnia

She gives me about a pint of milk twice a day.

About an hour before milking in the evening, Cinnamon shows up.  She stands in the barn door and randomly yells until it’s time to get milked.

Cinnamon

Usually Astra is waiting too.  They have a contest to see who gets to go in first (Cinnamon).  As you can see, neither one looks like their udder is very full.

Cinnamon and Astra (by the way, I LOVE my new step)

I have to call out to pasture for Ava and Zinnia, and then they come in to get milked.

With the four of them in the evening, I’m getting a little over two pints.   I could probably quit milking a couple of the girls, but they do enjoy coming in.

Astra (she wouldn’t quit eating to smile for the camera)

And I love my milking girls.