Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quick Update

I have been very very sick these past three days with the flu.  Fun fact.  You still have to get out there and milk the cow when you are sick.  Buttercup won't let Husband or Eldest Daughter milk her.  This is probably due to the fact that I've been the only one milking her so far.  One very experienced dairy man said "You can make a cow do whatever you want, as long as you do it over and over again."

Cows are creatures of habit.  They don't like change, so they sometimes will resist a new person milking them.  So I have to go sit in a drafty cold barn and milk that cow!  This is one of the drawbacks of animals.  No matter how you feel you still have to take care of them.  You should certainly take this into account before you get milk animals because so much depends on their milking schedule.  You cant delay by hours if you have been sick all night.  Oh well, at least we are getting milk we can use now.  And really she's a great cow.  She holds still and lets me milk her and my hands didn't hurt at all today.  But then again that might be the codeine cough syrup the doctor prescribed me helping ;)  I'll try to post some more but I've been so sick I can barely read.

This mornings milk.  About 1 1/2 gallon

Here are some of our eggs from the chickens.  They are laying about 6-8 per day now.


  1. Keep the faith! Hang in there because you just know you will feel better soon. I so appreciate all of your posts and always look forward to reading your blog.

    Let me ask this - have you ever heard of Colloidal Silver? I take it now because I can no longer take antibiotics or too many other meds due to an autoimmune disease, and I simply refuse to get the flu again. Simply put - Colloidal Silver is a natural antiviral, antibiotic, antimicrobial, antiinflammatory that has many many uses. Have a look here.
    It may be something you'll consider for the future. I'm not selling it but I know how good I feel when I take it. Also, look here to see what all the oldtimers knew about silver.

    God Bless,
    Janet in MA

  2. Thanks for your kind words, I'm already starting to feel better and my fever is gone so far today. I have heard of the silver but never tried it. I will definantly check it out because I hate being sick!

    thanks again Janet


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