Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday Chores then DC Bound

Today's been a pretty easy Saturday so far. I went out to milk the cows at 3am, and about half-way through milking left that duty with my dad and an employee so I could put out the cow feed and feed the heifers as well. We had all of those duties finished by 6:30, and my dad and I went back at 8:30 for a few minutes to move the cows into a grazing pasture. I spent a few minutes landscaping once I got back home but have been inside ever since. I'm about to eat lunch and will then probably knock a few golf balls into the hayfield before going back to the farm around 1:00.

I'll be leaving Gilmer Dairy Farm early Sunday morning to catch a flight from Birmingham to Washington, DC (via Atlanta, of course) for the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee new member orientation meeting. I can only hope the weather up there is as good as what it is here! I don't know if I'll have the time or a reason to blog while I'm there, but I will if I can. In the meantime, check out the SwissLane Farms blog's interesting take on raw milk sales.

I'll be back home Tuesday evening, and will be farming full speed ahead on Wednesday. Have a great next few days!

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