Resting is part of the job for these dairy cows that
are patiently waiting to give birth in just a few short days.
Each of these cows were moved from the milking herd to
the "dry" herd for a two month rest before calving.
They are fed a special diet, provided plenty of water
and checked frequently for any changes in behavior that
might indicate time for calving.
Even though we started the day with no sunshine after yesterday's rain,
I'm thankful for the picture of rest that brings a calmness
to the chaos around us and that what we do every day matters
to you and your family as we work to produce
high-quality,nutritious milk down on the dairy farm.