I caught these two having a relaxing rest yesterday. Last night I separated them so I could milk this morning.
I got this much milk (it's a gallon jar) out of two teats. I'm not wishing for the cow to be a high producer, by the way. Cliff and I barely use a gallon of milk in a week. I only got this cow because I have missed Jerseys ever since I sold my last one, years ago. I milked two teats and let the calf have the two on the other side. Bonnie still prefers not to go to the stanchion to be milked, even though there's feed there. She stands stock-still, right out in the open, with me on one side and the calf on the other, mooing softly at her baby and occasionally turning her head and licking my bare leg. If you'd like to know what it feels like to have a cow lick you, just get a piece of coarse sandpaper and rub it back and forth on your leg. Ouch.
Bad news on the gardening front. These are squash-bug eggs on the underside of a butternut squash leaf. I bought something other than Sevin yesterday, and I'll try it; but I'm fairly certain it's too late to save my vines. Once the bugs have killed all the squash vines, they'll move on to the cucumbers and melons.
Oh, and my blight-resistant tomatoes have blight. I will still get tomatoes, but eventually the plants will succumb to this fungal disease and stop bearing.
Life goes on.