One of the greatest joys of family farm life is
sharing everyday activities with our children and
Hearing the sweet little voice of Hattie was all it
took for me to abandon my farm bookkeeping task,
throw on my coat and head to the calf
hutches with Cody and Hattie.
The afternoon was perfect for the job of placing
ear tags that we use to identify each heifer calf.
This identification number is used as a name and is
entered into a computer data base. The information about
each heifer calf is used for the care of each calf
as they grow and mature and eventually become part
of the milking herd.
Hattie's job was to entice the calf out of the hutch.
She obviously had the job she wanted!
I'm thankful for each moment we have together
and for the memories we are creating
down on the dairy farm.