Well it sure is a chilly one out there today, with only a high of 57 degrees. A bit unnatural compared to the lo
vely 70’s weather we’ve been experiencing in the last few weeks. But, it is still spring, so this is actually more normal than we think.
The hay we cut yesterday did not dry enough even for silage bales, so Dad cut 5 1/2 more acres while I took the pup to the vet and ran errands in town. (Cas survived the shot and didn’t even wince!)
Before evening chores, we did raise the silo unloader in our largest silo. A silo unloader is what “unloads” silage from the silo to the chute connected to the barn. This way we can efficiently feed the cows, and not use shovels to empty the silo. It needs to be raised to the top before we chop hay and fill the silo, because we will not be able to use it if it is buried by feed.
I thought I would photograph some fun stuff that directly related to milking and evening chores, so that everyone can start to gather a better idea of what “chores” actually entails.
My favorite is this little guy eating. This is the baby boy we had a few days ago. We feed the calves milk twice per day after each milking. He is still drinking his mother’s milk, but obviously not directly from her. The calves are not kept with the mothers because it is easier for us to ween them onto water.