Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Updates, finally...

Or sort of at any rate.

I start training for my new job as NFO milk inspector Monday. I have a day of riding around with our milk inspector, then out to Ithaca for a three day training program put on by NY state. I finally got registered for my hotel this am. While waiting for my dear boyfriend to truck back through. He is back in a rig, and hauling nights down to NJ and back for this week. My truck is on the fritz. The brother and the father think they know what is wrong, are fairly certain anyhow, but it still isnt right. Sweet darling man that my guy is I have his truck, that however means going back and forth to pick him up and drop him either at work or at his mothers house for his 10 hour hold for sleep. I can't wait for Saturday, which is my last day at Stewarts, I am off at 10:00 am and then get to spend some true quality time with the man.

This morning we got my health work done for my show cows. One yearling, Gypsy, Mom's shortie heifer Rose Magnolia, and the stolen cow of Becky's that I show Lemonade. The BVD-PI testing is pending on Rose and Gypsy, but that should be all good. Then it is off to Altamont in August for some fun R&R. Sadly the man will be on the road during the week, but he will have the weekend after the actual showing is done to chill there with me. Though if it is this hot there wont be much chilling being done...

Then there is the happy joy joy happy joy joy jump for glee dance news...Mandy and Blitz preg checked OK today. Which is a relief. Blitz was bred several times and I was beginning to despair of her actually settling in to carry a calf. And well anyone who reads Northview Diary knows the disasters that befell Mando this winter. Just her being alive is a relief and a half. Knowing she is 45+ days settled with a calf on board is reason for gleeful emotion. Now if they can just both give me a heifer at the same time I will probably burst from happiness.

And on the calf note, Syracuse, a pretty sweet little commercial 2 yr old I have by Ocean-View Marsh Swain calved in sometime over night. Nice little shortie bull cross. He was up and nursing and she had already cleaned so we left them in the pasture to spend the day comfie together. We'll bring them down sometime tonight before we milk and settle her and her baby into the barn. Hopefully she wont be a quack job to milk. And hopefully my calf buyer wants her son for her herd.

That is all for now. I will let everyone know how Ithaca goes. And any of my buddies who want my new cell number before I am gone from internet world for a while to keep in touch let me know.

3 comments:

lisa said...

Good luck!

Linda said...

All the best Liz...good to hear what's been going on in your life lately too!

vivian said...

very nice.keeping.