The best part of my day.
I love a lot of the parts of this job. The BEST part of my day, though, is evening milking. I like to get up the hill to the milk room before anyone else if I can, right around 4:00 p.m. Then I have a few minutes alone on the milk stand with one or two of the does. They nosh and I tell them about my day. Easing into the rhythm of milking I start remembering what deep breaths feel like. I gaze out the window over the tops of our backyard apple trees and let my eyes rest on a distant point, or nowhere at all. My mind wanders. This is a time for relaxing.