I milked a cow for the first time. We kept the calf with her so I wasn’t going to milk her much. The cows broke the milking station the next day by rubbing on it. I rebuilt it with a gate and a post cemented into the ground. I hope I get faster in the future!
Here is our take on moving to the country to be more self-reliant. It has been a wake up call to us thinking we could provide for our selves. If we didn’t purchase the tractor we would probably be coming out ahead on meat we produce vs. buying from the supermarket in a couple of years. We could have done things a lot slower and cheaper but we had the funds to jump in with both feet. And we almost gave up.