Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

                                        Feeding calves is one of my everyday jobs on the farm.
                                 Even though I've fed more than a few bottles, I still think it's fun!

                                  Each calf receives a two quart bottle of milk twice a day for the
                                  first three days to make sure they receive all of their mother's
                                    colostrum. At three days we teach them to drink from a bucket
                                       and  continue to feed milk and add grain to their daily diet.

                                          We monitor and observe each calf closely for any
                                         problems and make sure they receive good nutrition.

                                        I'm thankful for my job of caring for these new babies
                                              that are the future of our family dairy farm.

                             It's a fact: Calves grow up to become the cows that produce milk,
                                so farmers make it a priority to get them off to a healthy start.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

Our cows enjoy a balanced nutritious diet every day. 
It's one of the most important ways we take care of our dairy cows 
everyday and in return, they provide us with nutritious milk.

This was one of the messages I shared during this past week 
with a small group of children making their first visit to a dairy farm.
Touring the feed barn and watching the cows eat is one 
of my favorite stops on the tour.

I consider it a privilege  to be able to share with children and adults 
 how we care for our dairy cattle  everyday
 during  a farm tour.

I'm thankful for the opportunity to provide 
the perfect show and tell for all ages!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

Even though our July 4th picnic plans were 
changed due to unusual  weather,

I'm thankful for the rain we have received in the last few days
that will help our crops grow  

and for the special July 4th babies born
down on the Arkansas  dairy farm!

It's dairy style fireworks!