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Farm Update Dec 7, 2015

Dec 7th. All of our sows, Mavis, Ella, Ruby, Missy, and Aretha, have piglets now. So there are a bunch of new piggies in shelters in the hog pasture weathering the storms. Mon-Cheri came here as a slightly traumatized cow: One of her rear legs had been broken at some time and healed, which we were told after we loaded her up. She had an easy time calving, but has been very resistant to the surge milking machine that we use, which I attribute to the trauma she experienced in the past. So far she tolerates hand milking, but the milk we get from hand milking is only for calves and pigs. I had the machine on her yesterday and she behaved better. Her udder is likely getting less sensitive. Hopefu