Knolltop Farm Wife

Welcome to my blog! I'm a wife, mother of four and a self-employed freelance writer. I live on a dairy farm with my family and I enjoy sharing our life with family, friends and anyone else who wants to visit the farm. There's no telling what the I will write about from day to day, but hopefully you'll be enriched when you stop by! Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Dairy Farming is the life

The sun rose again this morning on the Knolltop, even though the boss is no where to be found. Yep, Bobby's gone, I practically had to shove him out the door, but he left at 4:30 am yesterday morning and headed to meet his best friend, Bobby Binger, for breakfast. He called mid morning to check on us...he must have been having a good time, otherwise he would've called much earlier to make sure we were getting along without him.

After breakfast and visiting some farms near Clyde, Ohio, he went to Brookview to visit with Eric Havens and ended up spending the rest of the day with the Havens family. They had lunch and then just sat around and visited about old times.

This morning the report was that he was headed south to Delbert Yoder's farm. I know he'll have a good time rumbling around in Wayne County.

Meanwhile, back at the Knolltop, we're surviving without him. I've got the cows down to milking once a day so we don't have to do so many chores. It's a great program, it leaves so much more time for shopping, eating out, playing games and just laying around. I don't know why more dairy farmers don't do it this way!

Better go, we're headed to the spa where we are getting family massages, Sarah and I will get facials, pedicures and manicures while the boys get their hair cut and faces packed in mud. After that we will head for lunch out and then to an MSU men's basketball game where we get to sit in VIP seating, right behind the bench so I'm available to Tom for coaching tips. This dairy farming is the life!

14 more days until the launch....of Dairy Agenda Today!

9 comments:

threecollie said...

Did February and March go by real fast and April 1 show up early....or am I missing something? lol

Knolltop Farm Wife said...

Threecollie: You're not missing anything....sometimes reality escapes me...I wish I were getting facials and massages...but the truth is it's 10:30 in the morning and I'm still in my barn clothes trying to catch up on stuff!

moomama said...

How do you manage chores w/o the bossman? Do you have extra help come in?

Anonymous said...

Are your cows very low milk producers? Usually a good cow is leaking milk in 12 hours of the last milk. Is this hard on the cows? One milking a day seems like it would make a smaller milk check.

Anonymous said...

Are your cows very low milk producers? Usually a good cow is leaking milk in 12 hours of the last milk. Is this hard on the cows? One milking a day seems like it would make a smaller milk check.

Anonymous said...

sorry I hit the publish two times.

Knolltop Farm Wife said...

I was just joking about the milking once a day!!!!

~ Sara ~ said...

I couldn't help but chuckle this AM with your post. :) Wouldn't it be just wonderful if once a day milking would work?

Better yet someone needs to come up with the 5 day milk cow... The cow would only need to be milked twice a day Mon-Fri giving a much needed break for us noble farmers. :)

Headed back out to the reality of bottle babies, a goat in milk fevr, and an emergency run to the vets office for meds.

Oh the joys farming they don't tell you about when your 18 and want to farm. :)

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