The best part of my day.

by goatlove

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.