We woke up to a cold and windy day today in the Shenandoah Valley! It makes the outside chores a real chore! It's just hard to enjoy being with the animals when the wind is whipping around and the wind chills are in the 20's.
The new baby calves always make me smile! They are just so cute. Because the holstein twins started out their first three days of life being bottle fed, they are very friendly! They associate Mike and I with food and fun! Little Charlie will call for Mike when he can't see him. It's just the cutest thing. This morning, Mike was playing "peek-a-boo" with Charlie. He would hide his face around the corner and Charlie would bawl. Then Mike would pop out again and Charlie would be happy! They played this game for a few minutes until Mike had to go on down to the other farm.
I have started seperating Dixie from the three babies during the day so that she can graze and get some rest. I turn her in with the calves around noon and let them nurse. Boy do they get excited about lunch time!
This afternoon, I made a batch of Mozzarella using a new recipe that I had not tried before. I like it better than the recipe I was using. I have not made any in a while. Normally, when the rush of summer is over and the cooler temps set in, I begin my cheese making. I have been slow in starting this fall. Maybe making the Mozzarella today will inspire me to get back to making some hard cheese as well.