Friday, October 10, 2008

Not much to say.

Isn't she purty? That's a Guernsey cow. Not my first pick of a milk cow, but nice to look at nonetheless.

No news about the farm. Haven't even written the letter yet. I suppose it's probably because it requires me to sit and think for a while and I can't even come close to that with my three raving lunatics running around.

We're headed to the apple orchard on Monday, where I'll buy my usual apples for applebutter. But this year, there'll be an additional purchase as I intend to make applesauce. My boys can go through a whole jar in one sitting, so I think it behooves me (no pun intended) to look into ways of cutting that cost a bit. Making my own unsweetened and cinnamon applesauce might just do it. Gonna be busier'n snot.

Also of note, Grant turns 4 on Monday. He's quite excited.

Melora got another "A" in her Masters' work. She's doing exceptionally well and I'm quite proud of her. She stresses out so much about stuff though. I do try to help her see things more clearly and rationally. HA! Listen to me!! Ain't dat a hoot!?!

Well, that's all for now. Until next time, be well, do good work, and keep in touch. (Thanks Garrison Keilor).


Keetha said...

All I know about dairy is what I observed at my Wisconsin Uncles' farms. They ALWAYS had a mix of Guernseys and Holsteins in their dairy herds.

Danman said...

Holsteins give the most milk (as much at 8 to 10 or more gallons a day per head!). That's why I want a sweet, doe-eyed Jersey. They give much less, around 3-4 gallons/day at the height of lactation. Much more manageable for a family to use it up making butter, cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, etc. Besides, they don't have to eat as much because they're smaller.