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Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012

September 22nd, 2012

I found myself wondering this morning as I was choreographing the Woodcrest milking dance whether any dairy farmer anyplace ever has a week where all the cows are healthy and productive and the process is blessedly routine. Genna just calved and we are reserving her milk for the time being, and Dot had some mastitis so we are doing the same with her milk, and all of this adds at least 30 minutes to the overall job. So, I never got breakfast by the time my blacksmithing student showed up at 10. We worked until about 12:30, when the Nicholas School students showed up. They stayed until almost 2:00.
Eli and Elayna arrived around 4:30 and we played inside until 5:30 when we all went out to milk. With their help, I wasn’t finished until about 7:00 when Chris and Miriam got home from the mountains. They had a good time and a good rest. We got the grandkids fed and bedded down by 8:30, and finally had punched out. Chris went to bed at 8:30 with the kids.

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