Bambi also pooped down in the lower barn, probably last night and again early this morning, chucked together with the lamb poop down there, we had a rather poopy start. Farm life ! So lots of water, soapy water, rinse water, sterilization water, plus DH sprayed it down with the hose, and after much use of the squeegee, once dry it should all be clean - until tomorrow. Then we'll probably do it all again.
Walked Mabel from the outside hay feeder where she was lying, down to the lower barn with Bambi following. Bambi entered, then left the milk parlour again, so DH went outside to shoo her back in while I stayed with Mabel making sure she stayed. Bambi walked into the stall, and I started washing her teats and attached the milker. She was eating the grain, so I attached the stall rope to the collar around her neck. She didn't like that one little bit, and backed up as far as the rope allowed, so had to finish milking her half in and half out of the stall, the rope stretched tight, her neck taut, her eyes bulging. I brushed her down a little, and moved the milk bucket closer to her udder, then DH sat on the stoop he'd made me and cooed to her while rubbing her neck while I finished the milking, and dipped her. She then slipped the collar from her neck. Damn. Fortunately we hadn't opened that gate between the milking parlour and the lower barn yet, so she was trapped, but we couldn't get the collar back on her as she kept moving away. After a few rounds, with DH pushing against her butt, having wedged her into the last isle, I managed to get the collar back on, and tightened it up a notch. Then we let her and Mabel out, and the cleaning started. DH did the squeegee-ing while I did the milking equipment, throwing the water from the milking machine over the dirty spots to get them clean. Got over a gallon from her today.
Last night I made pizza with the crust that I'd made myself. Did a half and half one, for my half, anchovies, onion, green pepper (picked from our garden) artichoke, calamata olives, for DHs' half, Sweat Italian sausage (made from turkey by me previously and frozen) turkey pepperoni, blue cheese and mozzarella to hold it all on, the whole base with tomato which I made. I put my cheese on after it's cooked. Rather yummy, I had 2 pieces last night, and 2 slices, cold, this morning. DH ate his whole half last night and was rather impressed with my crust. I only used half of what I'd made and stuck the rest in the freezer for next time.
Harvested tomatoes, eggplant, green peppers and Swiss chard last night. Need to process them today, but first have to hitch the horse trailer to the truck and trundle over to that horrible man to try and get my calves. Will have my half cup of decaf first, methinks.
Stopped at Goodwill yesterday and bought 6 mens' Winter shirts for me to wear. Only $3.29 each for flannel ones, not bad ! I buy XL or XXL so that they are large and roomy, and make sure they have the breast pocket so I have somewhere to put my phone.
Checked our temperature gauge this morning, only went down to 41 degrees F, but I can feel Winter coming.