our milkhouse and into the glass receiving jar. When the jar is filled, it then pumps
the milk into the bulk tank where it is cooled.
and cooled and kept here until our milk hauler
picks it up to take to United Dairy, a milk plant.
Each cow has a number, and her number is wrote on top of the cups.
I also write down the milk weight in our notebook. Emily likes to "help" as well!
My figure that I measure is added to the fat% that Al comes up with
when he runs the fat tests.
I hope that everyone had a wonderful July 4th! Happy Birthday America! I was watching fireworks with Al and Emily last night, and as I sat there watching, I thought about how blessed we have been to experience what some in other countries may never know, and that is freedom to basically live life! We can go here and there without worry for the most part. And that made me think of things that I am thankful for this weekend, and most of these are things that I am constantly thankful, but the thought crossed my mind last night.
*I am thankful for our country in which we live.
*I am thankful to be able to go and watch fireworks, with hundreds of other folks, and enjoy sharing the evening with those I don't even know.
*I am thankful we have our own farm, and I don't want to take a single day for granted, that we do something I enjoy everyday, because I know there are laws and organizations who in this coming year, may make it impossible for us to continue the life we know and love. Sad reality.
*I am thankful for holding my husbands hand while watching fireworks last night, with Emily laying across our legs, not comfortable for our legs, but well worth the cozy, family feeling!
*I am thankful for our furbabies. Princess, the hamster, Miss Kitty, Annie our dog and of course our newly adopted girl, Pinky, who I am loving the new attitude she brings to our already crazy, circus like life! lol
*I am thankful for my diabetic A1C test coming back at 7.5, 1 point lower than 6 months ago. Yay!
*I am thankful for the sight of lightning bugs flickering, the smell of our fresh baled hay and the sight of the beautiful sunset tonight.
I love the simple things of our everyday life. I am content with what God has blessed us with, and things that He has blessed us by not allowing us to have.
I am hoping and praying that we are able to face, and accept the challenges that we will be facing in the coming year.