Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

One of my jobs on the dairy farm is to serve as a taxi driver.
I wouldn't really mind it so much if they just wouldn't call and start
with "Are you doing anything right now?"

We're working to get the last of the wheat crop planted before Thanksgiving. 
As I turned into the field on my taxi run, I could smell the dirt as the disc passed over the field.

It was the reminder I needed of how thankful I am to live
 and work with my family of  farmers down on the dairy farm.

                                          "God looked down on the earth he created and said,
                                               "I need a caretaker for this world I have made".
                                                              So God Made A Farmer
                                                                                                    --Paul Harvey

Friday, November 10, 2017

If Barns Could Talk

Ryan's mother milked in this barn during World War II when his dad was serving in Japan.
In a day of no instant communication like we have today, I can only imagine the thoughts and concerns of a young bride as she milked the cows every morning and evening.

If barns could talk...
can you imagine the stories we would hear?

It's a simple reminder to me of the sacrifices made by the
 men, women and families of the past to ensure the freedoms we enjoy today.

Thank-you to all Veterans!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

In a field of black and white spotted Holstein cattle, 
the red and white Ayrshire definitely stand out!

New babies are always welcome on the dairy farm but these red and white ones
 are reminders of the great learning experiences we have had through
 our past  involvement with our  sons'  4-H dairy projects and club activities.

                                      I'm thankful for the expansion of Cody's Ayrshire herd 
                                      and for the outstanding 4-H program in Benton County.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

When I saw Casey riding on the back of the square baler, I couldn't resist
 calling him to ask if he was just joy riding around the field.  I was lucky 
he didn't hang up on me but he nicely explained that he was making 
sure the bales kicked out so Cody wouldn't have to stop baling and 
correct the problem that had been discovered earlier.

It was the first time the small square baler has been used this year and 
we were fortunate that the mechanical problem was an easy fix.
We appreciate problems easily repaired!

I'm thankful for the way our sons can work together,  

for the cow that calved easily and waited for us at the gate,


                                                  for the sweetest Halloween visitor that
                                          brings new meaning to "there's no place like home"!