Christopher started working full time last July. It has been hard to try to keep up with all of the family, farm and work responsibilities, but Christopher really does enjoy the mechanical design work that he is doing now. It gives him a chance to put his amazing ingenuity to work every day.
I'm back to milking just 2 cows, which is where I like to be. Milking only takes about 25 minutes and these two cows are great milkers who give enough to supply us and our customers. I recently sold one of my young milk cows to a young family near Kearney who wanted to start milking a cow. They love her and are enjoying milking, which makes me very happy.
We're thinking about offering some classes on farm topics for anyone who is interested in learning more about this lifestyle. We would offer the classes for a low cost here at the farm. Topics would include such things as: Dairy Cows 101, Milking 101, How to Butcher a Chicken, How to Make Butter (with samples to take home), How to Make Fermented Vegetables (with samples to take home). Please let me know if you are interested in any of these topics or have another topics in mind that you would like to learn about. We will schedule the classes as soon as we get a couple of people interested in the same topic and then post the outline and schedule for the classes.