When it’s cold, things just don’t go as smoothly. We got five inches of snow, a fierce wind, and a high of 13 degrees today, not counting the wind chill. So what went wrong?
The tube cooler line froze. When you milk the cows, the milk goes first into the tube cooler - a pre-cooler for milk before it goes into the bulk tank. (That’s where the milk is stored before the milk truck comes to pick it up, once a day for us.) When they were thawing it, part of it broke, so they had to replace it.
A block heater - which keeps engines warm - wasn’t working on one of the tractors. We’ll have to get a new one. Almost all of the tractors needed jumpstarting.
Just regular winter weather, regular freezing problems … at least we didn’t have to convince any customers to come here!