Yesterday I regressed to a spoiled 12 year old girl. I was throwing my arms around, jumping up and down, screaming I hate you! Never seen a grown woman behave like that? I'm sure if you look around, my little freak out is posted on video somewhere. Why not? Everyone seems to feel it is ok to invade other's privacy in this manner. Oops, that's a different rant for another day.
2 hours! It took two hours to milk 1 stupid cow. Yes, I am still a little ticked off at the whole thing. Dexter milking takes 40 minutes, but not how we seem to do things around here. For some reason all 5 cows got it in there head that the feed I put in the stanchion is far Superior to what I had put in the buckets. Since Lott has been here I have to grain everyone, or Lott will throw a fit and I have issues, oh like the new scare my husband has on his leg for "teasing" Lott. My husband was just trying to get him separated along with the older cows.
Yesterday I had Edie in the stanchion, Uma and Urth's Umbra decided that they wanted that feed, and pushed their way through. I got them back away, and blocked off the entry way. Lott decided I was being unfair, broke the barrier and argued with Edie over the stanchion feed. I had to walk all the way around the barn, because Lott was blocking the way. As I tried to get Lott to follow me with some more grain, Edie got out of the stanchion into the wrong side of the barn. Lott wouldn't budge! Things went on like this for a while. And in the end I was rewarded with only 2 quarts of milk.
My muscles hurt this morning, as do a few of my joints. But I did discover that throwing a huge hissy fit, is an easier way to get a cow to move than a swat on the rear.