Oh goodness. Thank you, friends, for sharing in our excitement about Peach's arrival here! All is going well as we all get used to one another. While she is settling in, we're also settling into having her here and the rhythm of both the milking and the milk itself. Fumbling our way through milking time and figuring out just where everything should go in the parlor (also known as - the stanchion in the corner of the barn). And then...what to do with four gallons of milk a day? How can we juggle the twice-daily milking times? Does a family cow even fit into our lives? Well that's just what we hope to puzzle out in Peach's extended stay. And we're so excited to be doing that. Soon enough, even with her stay, I know that this will all become routine and part of the regular rhythm of our days. But for right now, for this day, everything is a novelty. The cow in the pasture the kids are so thrilled to go peek in on...the bundling up for morning and evening milking...bringing in the milk....and drinking, making and playing around with just what we can do with it all. Yes. It's a very exciting beginning.