What's Kittyvision? What I get to watch when these ornery brats like to run around the yard and play. The mama is JJ, a stray cat from when we lived in TX. So she's 7 or 8 now!
We had a storm roll through last night, no big damage, just a few branches here and there down and about 3/4 inch of rain. Daisy ate the leaves off any of the limbs that came down in her area already by the time I got out there to milk. I think Elm and Mulberry are her favorites!
I've been getting about 2 gallons a day since Fillet went to the locker last week. She has a touch of mastitis because I didn't think A) she had that much milk and B) I knew I should of milked twice a day and thought I could get away with once a day (OAD). Nope! So the dogs and cats have been loving me, dumping lots of milk. No clumps, strings or anything, just a slow-straining filter (slimy when done) and an off taste.
But you should see the creamline....she's not holding anything back! She is an awesome cow to milk, plants that back foot like it's in cement. Oh, she shuffles the other foot around and moves a bit, but her back foot doesn't move on my side when I'm milking. Some days I don't even hook the stanchion board, she just eats her feed and munches her "special" hay (it's not really special, but she thinks it is because she's only getting it at milking time!) HA Cows like her make a milkmaid's life so much easier!!
Now I just need to get a calf to put on her to be my "next" freezer beef. (Slow Food!) Oh, and bring her 'boyfriend' over, it was too muddy to get him last week.
The garden is growing well, we have a resident garter snake there. I don't mind it, as long as I remember to look for it before it moves and catches me off guard. (I don't like snakes, but can ignore the beneficial ones, IF they leave me alone!)
Yesterday I spent a couple of hours digging up thistles, Pat came out and helped for a bit. That job is done! I'm sure I missed some little ones, but I'll find them eventually! ;) The front yard also got mowed, I had to use the old trusty mower because the other one didn't want to start. Now Pat gets to fix the pull string as well, it didn't want to go back in like it should have. Whoopsy! I let Daisy chow down in the back yard for a bit...it needs mowed again as well.
We've been picking Strawberries, the Raspberries are almost ready, that will be fun as they are very overgrown, and thorny. I am patiently waiting (ha--not!) for my few green tomatoes to ripen. Hurry up I say!! It's been a loooong time since I had fresh tomatoes!
A Happy Fathers' Day shout-out to all the dads/grandpa's out there reading. Feel Blessed!!