Friday, January 04, 2013
After her visit from our trusted veterinarian and the increase in the dosage of her antibiotic, she seems much improved. Her milk production has picked up a bit and she is cleaning up her hay and grain and looking much perkier.
Thank you all for your kind thoughts and good wishes. She is a nice girl and we are quite fond of her.
Sure was nasty cold yesterday. Area readings ranged from -3 to -10. Not sure how cold it was here, but we spent still more time buttoning up more cold air leaks in the barn and thawing water bowls and hoses that froze overnight.
Alan licked the heifer hose freezing situation anyhow. He took the whole hose down and coiled it in the milkhouse, which is heated. I will have to drag it out tomorrow, but at least it will work.
Didn't get the Farm Side written this week, not a great start to the new year. We were just too busy dealing with Rosie and I was too cold to mess with it. I have a bit written on the Census of Agriculture for next week though. I'll keep working on that so I won't miss another week. What an intrusive pain in the backside that is! It is going to take us days to gather and input all the data. A lot of people aren't doing it and I don't blame them a bit, but it is required by law and I am a little nervous about potential consequences if we skip it.
Hope you are warm and dry and safe.