A Not So Pretty Day

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As a tropical storm moves threw the area this morning we are reminded that not all days are sunsets, and cute babies. This morning was one of them. Humidity make concrete sweat. It becomes slick. We put straw down to help with traction, and have lots of fans blowing as we try to move air threw the sheds. Today is a day where the cows choose to stay under cover. We have bedded up with fresh bedding and doubled checked on everyone. Tornado watches and warnings are often missed and we learn to watch the skies, feel for temperature change, and wind direction. We often cant hear anything due to the load noise of rain on the tin roof.

 

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However before the storm things were going as they should. The boys are doing well in their new field. They have plenty of grass fresh water and not only natural shade from trees, but also a shed.

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Our butter is as yellow as ever.  Remember the Guernsey cow milk is a little bit more yellow than the regular milk you see in the store. Its the beta carotene that gives the milk its namesake golden color. Butter becomes a naturally more yellow or golden in color. This butter is available locally, and can be ordered online.  Just drop us an email.

 

Canning and preparing for the winter months is another chore often missed. We put up food, and bedding for the cows, but at the same time put as much as we can up for ourselves. Everything from corn, and tomato sauce to pickles, jellies and jams. Some jams don’t make it to Christmas.  I try to make sure I put plenty up if it is going to last until next year. It is nice to have a taste of summer on those cold short dark days in the winter.

Until next time, stay safe and healthy.

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