We start milking the cow tomorrow evening. I can't wait to get it underway, I'm sure I won't feel that way in a couple of months of getting up earlier, but the milk, butter, yogurt, cheese and more will be well worth the sacrifice. The cow had the calf on Friday 10.23.09 we thought it was a male, but while I was out there looking at her she peed, easy to tell when they pee. My wife has been cleaning and painting our dairy barn, I'll try to get some pics posted.
We made Bratwurst on Friday night, ate some on Saturday, it was great. We also cut the cured bacon, ate some Saturday morning, it was great as well.