At our house, we're finally getting some kind of a schedule; a reliable 8+ hours of sleep, and usually a decent afternoon nap. We measure naptime not necessarily in hours, but in how many cows' feet can we get fixed, or how many heifers we can get rearranged. We've learned that if there is something to be done, you need to be semi-organized and ready to hit the door as soon as she goes down, so that you have maximum time outside to accomplish tasks.
Last weekend felt like a big game of tag as Gail was gone with the Holstein juniors for their Spring Thing event. Gail has been coaching dairy bowl for a LONG time, which is to say that she has forgotten more random Holstein dairy facts than many of us will ever know (trust me, her son is absolutely brimming with these little tidbits)! So, this is the weekend that the local kids actually got to compete against kids from around the state. That also meant, the calf caretaker was gone, and we had to fill in. Brent & I seemed to go back and forth from the house to take turns with Ainsley and get the chores done in between. By Sunday morning I finally felt like I had a system down (and had remembered how to get up early enough so that I could get everything done before somebody woke up).
|In the meantime, let's think spring!|