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maryjane

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Posted - Sep 08 2019 :  09:44:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My grand girls milked and cleaned by themselves this morning. I didn't go anywhere near the parlor. What a nice milestone for us all. I have two more sets of guests arriving so I needed the morning to get everything ready and pick bouquets, etc. So proud of them and the fact that they WANTED to milk and were excited to do it without me standing by. If they took photos, I'll post a few.

MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~

NellieBelle

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Posted - Sep 08 2019 :  2:39:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How wonderful to have grand milkmaid help. Not having to worry and being able to go ahead and do the things you need to do for your guests fully confident in the girls. Rewards beyond measure. I could certainly use some helpful milkmaids here, but will have to make do. Beautiful day here even though it's been overcast, with sunshine only peeking through occasionally. Nice cool breeze and everywhere you look there is activity in nature. Love days like today.

To laugh is human but to moo is bovine. Author Unknown
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maryjane

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Posted - Sep 14 2019 :  4:11:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now, that's an impressive klatch of cows visiting around the ole oak tree.

Meg and I had a lazy session today sitting in the shade of the garden shed eating watermelon. My honeybees came to join us and sip from the trail of sweet we left here and there.




MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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maryjane

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Posted - Sep 15 2019 :  10:24:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I ate my last nectarine this morning. What a feast we've had the last couple of weeks.

When I bought my farm this stool and some cow stanchions were all that was left of the family who'd milked cows here their entire lives. They settled here and built a house around 1905 (the new owners had an auction just before I bought it and people came from as far away as Montana to take little pieces of the Selland's well-lived life home with them).

I think this stool speaks the make do, can do attitude from that era. A section of tree with three branches, a bolt, a plank, and a piece of leather to hang it on the wall.


MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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maryjane

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Posted - Sep 15 2019 :  1:31:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As I was laboring to carry today's watermelon up from the garden, I thought, "I better weigh this puppy." 30 lbs.


MaryJane Butters, author of Milk Cow Kitchen ~ striving for the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain ~
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NellieBelle

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Posted - Sep 16 2019 :  05:01:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good morning! What a watermelon! Tasty treat. It would be here as we will be in the mid to upper 80's with humidity. Had rain last week and things are plenty green and lush. All is going well here other than Darla has an injured leg, pretty good gash at the knee joint, treating it as best I can. Just the usual farm life goings on. Here is another example of the make do era. I call it innovative and out of necessity. Just as strong and usable as when it was made. Have a great week!

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