Monday, May 31, 2010

Last milking in the Parlor

Rien rounding up the cows for milking in the parlor

The final 12 are in

The last one leaving

cleaning and sharing an orange

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Robot Training

This is the goal, cows eating in the robot

They don't always co-operate
mom, stop making pictures and help push!
That was last week

yesterday it was a more relaxed way of training

We did get a bit poopy
but we only had to push hard a few times

They seem to get it
in the night several went all by themselves
Tomorrow we hope to start milking!

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Eggs in the flowerbed

The mother (or father) is keeping them in the shade

When I came to close the killdeer started to do funny things
to protect the eggs
and try to keep me away from them

Friday, May 28, 2010

Making Haylage when the sun shines

Cutting the Grass Alfalfa mix on Tuesday

Doubling swaths in the pasture part Wednesday

Dumping after 1 day one field was already quite dry

John doesn't have air conditioning
but it doesn't seem to bother him

The cows watching Gary harvesting

We stopped when the light was getting dim

Rien packing the silo

Next day some more dumping

and packing

and the worst job; covering the silo
all done and we are very thankful

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Soya Beans

Rien threw all these bags in
and I take a picture when he's just standing :)

Kyle likes planting

These pictures are a week old already

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What a difference

This time we sat in the shade for the whole (evening) game
2 weeks ago I wore my snowsuit

Ice cream at Uncle Aldy's John & Marc played against each other
It was a fun game to watch
John was the goalie and he wasn't as busy as the one from Wallace

With the warm weather we ate the first spinach from the garden

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The discovery gets lost to often these days
kind of frustrating.
but when it works, it does a great job

To try out if the feed worked we went in the robot
with the whole family
we needed to be over 250 kg to get the doors to close

Monday, May 24, 2010

Track & Field 2

Marc even ran in the 1500 meter

The day before he'd help make the track
He said another person made a very wide lane so his lane was quite narrow

In the end he had 2 third place ribbons

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Pentecost Sunday
On the first Pentecost 3000 people got saved

The doves symbolize the Holy Spirit

We celebrated communion

Friday, May 21, 2010

Track & Field

I'm not sure how they call this step, skip, jump?

clearing the bar

I like Tyler's shadow

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cows in Training

The Feed is in the bin

Trying to get them in the robot

Almost 30 cows got in
They get a bite to eat and leave again

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Milk Test

Peter came last Monday

It's the last time before the robot
It's getting closer

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Corn Planting

Yesterday we planted our corn

Adding Fertilizer

First round