After the no-good, very-bad day that was like a day and a half, there was no doubt the situation in the milk stand pen was out of hand. And I couldn’t take it anymore! And now I don’t have to.
Broken left gate, fixed and nailed shut permanently:
Additional board blocking BP’s path so she has to back out instead of trying to go sideways and catty-corner:
And on a lead!
Instead of wrestling Glory Bee for the milk, I tie her to the corner and milk undisturbed.
(Side note: I love my pot-in-a-bucket because when I go back to the porch, I take my pot out of the bucket, leave the bucket outside, and just take in my pot. Nothing dirty comes into the house! I like having the handle on the bucket till then. It makes it easy to carry, and I can hang it up on a nail on the milk stand while I’m waiting to finish things up with Glory Bee.)
When I’m done, Glory Bee gets her turn:
Sometimes Boomer, the milk supervisor, stops by to inspect.
While she’s tied, Glory Bee can still reach mommy and snack from her feed box.
BP and I are so relieved!
P.S. I think you’ve scared me out of the dehorning paste. I’m investigating other options.