In our every day work on the farm, we farmers forget that what we are talking about may not make any sense to a non-farmer. Flat Aggie reminded me about this when we were feeding the dry cows.
'Dry cow' in dairy farmer language is a cow that is pregnant and is resting in the pasture until she has her calf. She has been ' dried off' and removed from the milking herd. Explaining that the dry cow gives milk once she calves made perfect sense and answered the confusing question--how does a dry cow give milk!
It's been alot of fun showing Flat Aggie around the dairy farm to share how we work every day to care for our animals and the land to produce high-quality milk!
Flat Aggie is leaving us to visit an Arkansas poultry farm this week. Wonder what he'll teach the poultry farmer?