Nursing a rather sore elbow today. Took Star with Dolly to milking today to check on her sore spots and put muti on them. See she licks the ones behind her front legs which is why they aren't healing, silly girl. Maybe I should spray some of that aluminium "skin" on them, but she hates the spray. Approached her with the healing wound spray and she jerked the lead out of the wall and it ricocheted into my arm. Brought me to my knees in tears, and a semi numb arm which cannot take any weight for the rest of the day. Took an Aleve which helped with the pain, although not the numbness or the ability to actually use the arm. Hope it heals soon, it's going to be impossibly to lug water-heavy canning pots around with only one good arm.
Canned the stewed tomatoes yesterday after stewing them down and running them through the Victorio. Had to do it a 2nd time with a smaller screen as the pips passed through the first time, and I wanted it smooth. Only made 4 pint jars, but it is pure tomato, nothing added.
Dolly gave over 3 gallons of milk today again. That one back quarter that was small is now full-sized, so I think rotating the milking machine ensures that all quarters are milked correctly. I still believe there is something wrong with one of the suction cups, although logically that doesn't make sense. There's enough to give the cats in their bowl, and the 2 dogs each their own in separate bowls. Yesterday I attached the cattle panel in the lower barn to the wooden pillar with large staples, so now have an opening gate that Rosco (and the sheep) cannot push through. Working with it yesterday and today, I see I should have put it about 2 inches off the ground, then I could have swept stuff underneath it into the lower section of the barn. Well, if it comes apart, I'll fix it differently.
Started weeding the grain garden yesterday, and it rained last night which we need. Hopefully I'll be able to cut some hay on August 9. Picked some more cucumbers, and the first pink is showing on a tomato, an Amish paste.
Have a batch of yoghurt draining, and another batch of feta cheese about to go into draining in the kitchen. Cooked a big South African farm breakfast today. Can't say this morning as we ate after 12 :). Bacon, eggs, sausage, fried onion, tomato and greenpepper, mushrooms with onions and rosemary, toast, cheese - yummy.
Were going to pick more blueberries today, but it clouded over and started to sprinkle, so gave it a miss. Then the rain gave us a miss.