The forestry mulcher is such a great investment. Mulch doesn’t wash away as easily as cleared land. We are planning on planting trees hopefully this year at the latest next year.
We are having difficulties keeping up with our milk production. So we are adding three more milk cows. The problem started a few months back. We had an excellant milk cow, Millie, who just give birth on 10th of June to a healthy baby boy. Frisky is such a happy lovable steer. One night 28th of June we had a terrible thunder storm which included lighten. Millie was struck by what is refered to as "ground lighten" which could hit trees, the ground or an object. Millie died from a lighten hit. We were shocked and blown away by such a lose, thankfully her son Frisky was not close to her. Millie left us with a very young calf who needed care around the clock. Bottle feeding 5 times a day, left little time to leave the farm. Millie's daughter, Miranda was due 2nd of August. Miranda is a high producing milk cow like her mother. We planned to use her milk in our dairy production......but Frisky needed the love and attention of a mother cow. Frisky's half sister, Miranda, stepped up to the task and began to nurse both her bull, Flash and Frisky. This now lowered our milk production. With the lose of Millie's 4+ gallons at each milking and Miranda's 4 gallons at each milking we were short almost 16 gallons a day minus the calf's milk requirements. To find high volumn milk cow is difficult. Most cows provide 2.5 gallons at each milking. This means to provide close to what two cows were offering we need three cows to replace them. Miranda is out of our milk production for four months to support her own calf and 1/2 brother.