We keep our cow and her calf out on the range that overlooks the sea
lots of food for the cows in a lot of space
it's a beautiful outlook from there and I always like to stop and just...well...look
our calf is growing fast and he has been fitted with his very own training rope
until he got used to it, he took my husband on some real "rides" down the road
he may be small, yet, but he packs a wallop of power in those young muscles
we have no real technicality to the way we milk
and we don't cut style with modern equipment
Ms. Ruthie Moo Moo just gets tied down for a bit...
just in case there is some head butting or back kicking
while her calf is brought to some other grazing for a few moments
a calf vying for the milk doesn't make for a good milking experience
husband cleans the udders with disinfectant
while Ms. Moo Moo gets busy with the banana bunch put down for her
she is not trying to pull away here...
she's just busy with enjoying her green bananas she loves so
she gladly lets her milk down for a bunch of bananas anytime
my husband has gotten quite good with the milking...
he prefers to use one hand and squirt the milk into a container that's been cut out on one side...
and then poured into the milk container
less dirt and such gets a chance to find their way into the milking container...
especially if Ms. Moo Moo happens to move
and no, I have not gotten around to milking the cow, myself, as yet
I prefer to milk the goat...
she's more my size
one side gets milked, then the other
once he's finished getting our share of the milk...
it's time to let the calf untied to get his share
and while she finishes up the last of the bananas, he's finishing up the rest of her milk
and we all live happily with everyone's share of raw, creamy milk
just another sweet blessing from the Lord who created all these things
May your day or night be delightful in the grace of God.