I love reading this bloggers escapades with their cow and calf.
Milk production’s been down the last few days.
We were getting more than a gallon on our best day; today, it was less than half a gallon.
I’ve been at a loss. She has plenty of hay and a little bit of pasture. She gets grain to supplement what she might be missing on pasture. She has plenty of water. What gives?
Answer: Sassafras. Or more accurately, “Gerty gives to Sassafras.”
After frustratingly tugging on Gerty’s teats for 20 minutes or so this morning, I looked at the dismal puddle of milk in my 10-quart bucket and sighed in resignation. “It’s just not our day,” I thought. The only thing pleasant about this morning’s milking was the weather: just cool enough where the immense humidity wasn’t uncomfortable.
Then I wondered.
If she’s giving me this much, where’s all the rest going? I mean, I got just over a quart today…
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