Milking

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Today we started milking again. Everything went very well and Spunky behaved herself better than I could have hoped. It was great to have everyone together again at the barn. It really makes for a community feel on the farm. Soon we will be swapping days off and back in the normal routine but today was nice to get back to milking.

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Here The Princess is getting in on the action, helping Spunky to let down her milk. Spork had just taken his turn.

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And todays yield. A little over 1/2 gallon. It isn’t much and she had more to give but for the first day this was pretty good. Hopefully we will be up to a couple of gallons per milking shortly. We are keeping Spunky on the pasture with the other cows, and keeping her with her Ninja calf who immediately disappeared in a poof of smoke as soon as I went to get Spunky.

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After walking Spunky back to the pasture, this was my sunrise walking back, it doesn’t get any better.

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Dan is a dad, a husband, a business owner, a pilot, a sailor, a scuba diver, a machinist, a gunsmith, a welder, a woodworker, a day laborer, a teacher, a mentor and a writer. The short form of all the previous is he's a farmer.

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