Have you ever wondered how cows are milked and how it differs from the past? It is pretty neat and technology has really revolutionized the art of milking a cow. Way back, when my grandpa still had hair, cows were milked by hand into a bucket. It was a very time consuming and labor intensive job (hard […]
Meet 1061, one of my favorite cows on the farm and currently Employee of the Month. Employee of the Month? How does a cow get such a title? Once a month, the milk tester visits our farm and tests the milk. Milk weights are taken and components such as fat and protein are measured. The bacteria count […]
Our dairy farm, along with many others, dehorns calves at a young age. Calves are born with horn buds that gradually grow in to large, pointy horns as the animal ages. As you might imagine, these full-grown horns have the potential to be quite dangerous. The horns are dangerous for the cow, other cows and the farmer; here is […]
And yet ANOTHER chilly morning on the farm! I am not very happy with that darn groundhog. Spring cannot come fast enough. We have had to deal with frozen waterers, stubborn machinery, chilly toes, foggy barns and icicles for far too long now. Here is a collection of farm photos I have taken this winter.