So, it’s been just a little crazy at the farm this week because on Tuesday the robots finally went live. It’s strange when there has been such a huge build up to a massive change like this, it’s like you mentally prepare yourself for the absolute worse case scenario, question your every decision, dream bad dreams, lose sleep, turn grey over the idea that things could go catastrophically wrong and then when D-day arrives it’s surreal. The day passes without a hitch (well nothing to write home about anyway) and by luck or extremely great management it looks like we made the right decision to go with these robot things.
It’s been all hands on deck with everybody helping to teach the cows what to do and where to go 24 hours round the clock. We’ve even had the London branch of the Keen family over helping with the night shift (thanks John), one of the ladies even thanked him for his assistance by treading on his foot (sorry John). But it seems the girls are smarter than we give them credit for and are getting the hang of things quite quickly, well most of them anyway, 141 doesn’t seem so keen but she’ll come round I’m sure.
I have to say though that my favourite has to be little Juno, who busies himself all day pushing the feed to the cows so they don’t have to work too hard for it. He’s a cute little thing, I wanted to call him Gaston and anybody who has children under 7 and is familiar with Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom will see why immediately but I was out voted….. Maybe I could get a little support from our readers?