I am a litltle proud and mostly just grateful. I got the cow and calf up the ramp and into the barn all by myself this morning. This is a huge improvement.
My neighbor came over yesterday just as I was getting started with the evening milking. She grew up on a ranch and loves cows. She jumped right in and starting milking one side, giving me all sorts of ideas, as I milked the other. As the morning milking yesterday took THREE hours, it was nice to have help.
When her son got home we got the cow in the barn all together for the first time. It was hard. But we did it! They had great technique and a lot more strength. Getting the cow in the first time was a huge hurdle. (900 lb hurdle!) It took some maneuvering this morning but it worked.
This should just get easier. So much to share, but not enough time right now. Just wanted you to know I was not buried under a cow.