Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Early Valentines Day Present

My present came early but I don't actually get it until the week after. If that picture is not showing up. I got tickets to go see Toby Keith February 20th. I have not seen TK, but the last time he was here we were busy...having a party in the barn. I'm not kidding. Every seven months our cows are "classified" (structurally given points and each area is worth a certain percentage the most a cow can get is 100 points-not sure if that has ever happened there are a few 97 and 96 point cows I know of) and we get them looking real pretty. The highest scored cow in the barn was 91 points. Classifying is a pretty big deal around our county and we are actually scoring February 5th. TK must like to come here when the cows are looking pretty or something.

It will be so nice to get away. My friend Sara is going to milk for us and everything! She actually milking for us this Saturday afternoon. What a luxury! Haha-not. Kurt thought we should do something fun because this may be the only fun thing we get to do for the rest of the year. Unless you lived under a rock, you know the economy went to hell in a handbasket. The cheese market did too (that determines the price we get for our milk). How many other professions would take a 50% pay cut? Farmers get the shaft about every two to four years. 2006 was the last time the price was rather crappy. Sorry to vent but the losest price we got for milk in 2008 was in December and apparently milk is suppose to get down to half that this year. If we got paid what grocery stores charged, we should get about $44 per hundred. The highest we got last year was $22 and the lowest $18. Yeah 50% of 18 is 9. Anyways, that is crap.

Have a Happy Wednesday : )

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