I haven’t forgotten about this website..
In fact, I always come here, look at it, think “GR, I really need to do something with this website, the domain has so long till it expires…” *Plays Sims 3*.
So HERE I AM. Ready to blog about my job.
Where to start? I’m not going to back track, I’m well into my third and final season (for now) working as a dairy farm assistant, second year working for Rakaia Island Daries.
In July I’m heading to Lincoln Uni, first to do a foundations course, and then an Environmental Resource management degree. My goal is essentially help other farms be more eco friendly, but still working within their systems, not telling them to just stop what they’re doing!
Anyway, back on track, right now we’re coming to the end of the season, it’s been a good season I think. We had snow during calving, lost a lot of cows, and we’ve had some staff changes around the island, and people leaving.
I’ve made some really good friends, and I really hope I can keep in contact with all of them.
Right now we’re milking 1450~ cows (Er, give or take) split into 3 mobs, we’re on a 22 hour milking, so the first herd is rotated daily. So, herd A, B, C. A is milked first, B is second, then C is third. The next day is B, C, A, then C, A, B. So on and so forth until we dry off I suppose. We milk the first herd twice every day.
I’m not sure what to add really, the point of this blog was to inform family and friends on how I’m doing at work, but I’ve had this blog for almost 3 years, and haven’t posted much. (Old entrees have been removed).
If you have questions, feel free to ask.