My Mornings


What it looks like when I’m headed for the barn:
Cart loaded with goat milker, cow milker, egg basket, and baby bottles.
I spend a couple of hours every morning with milking, other barn chores, and handling the milk and washing equipment etc. Less time in the evenings because I let the calves do the evening cow milking and just milk the goats. In between, it’s workshop prep, workshop shopping, making soaps and other things I sell, and trying to keep things under control at the house. Busy-r-me!

But–it’s all good. When I’m really tired, I remind myself that I love this life! And I do. But if I could figure out how to get more sleep, it would be awesome.

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The White Tide


What it looks like when I’m getting ready to skim cream.
Milking two cows is like a milk tidal wave.

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