Thursday, September 22, 2016


Was waiting to give Alejandra a ride home after milking.  I grabbed the camera and caught a pic of the cows in the barn.  Barns don't look like the ones I grew up w/.  They now have open sides so in warm weather the wind blows through.  The cows are free to walk around the inside perimeter and there are stalls w/ sand bedding in the interior.   In winter, tarps are lowered along the sides which trap in the cows own heat.  This end of the barn happens to be reserved for the dry cows.  Thalia will lounge around here for the six weeks before her calf is born.  Yeah, these Holsteins are huge anyway but Thalia is packing an extra 100 lbs just now.

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