Monday, August 24, 2009

Tips for Milking

  1. Tie the cow to a sturdy post.
  2. Clean the teats with warm, soapy water to "bring down" the milk. Dry gently with paper towel.
  3. Place bucket underneath the udder.
  4. Sit so you can move away quickly if the cow becomes upset.
  5. Apply Vaseline to your hands.
  6. Wrap your hands around two of the teats.
  7. Squeeze the base of the teat.
  8. Squeeze down to push out the milk, keeping your grasp at the base. Be gentle but firm.
  9. Repeat with your other hand. Most people prefer to alternate (right hand, left hand, right hand, etc.)
  10. Continue until the udder on the side that you're milking looks deflated.
  11. Move on and repeat process with other two teats.

I admit, at first it seems "udder-ly" impossible...(tee hee)...but by and by you'll get the hang of it.

God Bless,

Monday, August 17, 2009

Back To School

Busy day today. Older children back to school. Made sure they each had their new tablets and pencils. Finished the last few hems on new trousers and dresses. Packed their lunch pales. Got them down the lane in time to catch the school bus.

Now, for a little peace and quiet...I hope.

God Bless,