Shades of Ireland

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Developement

You just never know what a new day will bring......

Just got a text from some folks that run a dairy about 8 miles away. Her father is very ill and in ICU. I am not sure exactly where, but her family is asking her to come. For some reason, I am thinking that he lives inWyoming. She asked me to fill in and do the milking for her while she is gone. They milk around 160 cows. I have mentioned in the past that I have a severe cow milking phobia--- specifically a cow KICKING phobia.

Of course, I said yes.

Salena will milk with me until she has to go back to school. That is if it happens at all...... the dairy people are still deciding about going and will let us know...... I put in a call to my other dairy friend to ask for help if I get in a bind. He is willing to bail me out if I get in over my head. My back is better but I am not well yet.

Meanwhile, back in our kitchen, both bread makers are going full tilt on the new work center. So far, it appears that they both work but I guess we will have to wait to taste the end result before we know for sure. Black-eyed peas are simmering on the stove for supper. 

Holly's milk production is coming up and I am starting to think about setting up and making cheese...... thinking is the key word here......


  1. One hundred sixty cows???? Even with milking machines (you're NOT milking by hand I assume!) that's sure a huge responsibility to take on especially when not feeling 100%.

  2. It is really nice to have an 18yo and a 20yo at my disposal...... LOL!!

    They milk 12-15 at a time. My biggest fear is the clean up. You have to run the detergent and cleaners just right for it not to end up in the bulk tank and ruin the milk...... also pretty easy to dump the whole tank--- milk and all down the drain! I am supposed to be a blessing--not a curse! LOL!