Pun TOTALLY intended. OK, so Claude is almost 11 months old-6 months past freezer time in my book. Since that's Tony's job though, I didn't push. Until Claude started pushing me. Monday he rammed the back of my leg with his horned head and left a nasty little bruise. That's when I issued the ultimatum. Claude is gone by the end of the week or I stop milking. Claude left yesterday. I showed up to milk today and poor Annie had such a HUGE udder she was walking bow legged. I usually milk her 2nd, but in her condition had pitty on her and did her first. I didn't bring enough food to entertain her while I milked her out, so I didn't get it all. Molly's udder seemed a bit fuller too. My estimation from how full the pail was, was close to a gallon. I was a little off, but I got 5 pints where I've been barely getting 2! Plus there's probably another quart left between the two of them. Time to go to twice a day milking and taking more food with me!
Annie-Claude's mom and first place winner for most milk at a single milking!
so...about those bees.
18 hours ago