I haven’t stopped blogging! Sorry I haven’t been keeping you updated on my modern-day farm life, but things have been pretty busy around here. The week started out chilly with stubborn machinery and cold fingers. Yesterday we had six cows that had babies and the day before that we had […]
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 […]
I wanted to share this blog post from Housewives of Rural America with you! I have stated before that milking parlors come in various shapes and sizes. While the parlor on our farm milks 16 cows three times per day with one person, there are many other ways to milk a cow. In this video, […]
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 […]
From all of us at the farm! Have a wonderful day.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would get all sappy and tell you why I love working with my husband every day. I already know what my sister and sister-in-law are thinking, “Gag me with a fork”. Well too bad ladies, I love it and I’m going to tell you all about it! […]
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.
I tell you what, it is not easy being a food consumer these days. It can be extremely confusing to know which products are okay to buy and which are not. Food labels and the media are no help. What is a hungry gal to do?! Making matters worse, Chipotle is releasing a four-part comedy […]
Everyone knows that cows make milk (at least I hope you do!), but there is more to this animal than meets the eye. Here are a few fun facts you might not know about the dairy cow! 1. There are SIX main breeds of dairy cattle. I have listed them from my favorite to least […]