At the same time, we moved big Burt to his own bull pen. We've also moved Lily and Belle into the barnyard as we believe they will both be calving before too long. Since the big moves, our milk production has been pretty consistent. And, in fact, we sold our first 2 gallons of raw milk! Quite a landmark occasion, considering that our goal is to be dairying full time some day.
Eggs collected: 162, or 13.5 dozen (about 5.4/day)
Milk collected: 973 cups, or 60.8 gallons (about 2 gallons/day)
Milk products made: 8 lbs each of mozzarella and ricotta, plus lots of yogurt, butter, and ice cream
Milk sold: 2 gallons
We are still getting red tomatoes because we pulled all the green ones off before the first frost and stuck them in paper bags in the basement. Every few days, more have ripened. While I am thankful for the continuing harvest, I'm getting a little sick of processing tomatoes. It's December, for crying out loud! I've made a lot of spaghetti sauce that we consumed immediately, so I won't include that in the numbers.
- 4 cups dried tomato powder
- 2 qts tomato sauce