The ordinary days down on the dairy farm become extraordinary when
viewed through the eyes of an inquisitive nearly 2 year old.
The blandness of winter scenery becomes more vivid as Hattie Claire and I
talk about all that we see looking from our perch on the windowsill.
We're not talking in great detail about all the ways we manage cow manure to
help improve air and water quality or how we care for our cows everyday but
we share an appreciation of all the activities and the farmers working at every task.
This week ,when looking to the left, our conversation was about the big tractor
working to spread cow manure for anticipated green spring grass.
To the right we saw the cows busy eating their daily grain .
Tractors and cows just couldn't compare with the excitement of
seeing the bright red headed woodpecker in the tree by the window.
on the dairy farm with the next generation and to enjoy the
spark of color in the dead of winter.