Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful for the spring rain we enjoyed this week,

for the new babies we have welcomed to the farm,

for the blooming trees and flowers that survived
 our freezing temperatures just as the buds set on,

 for watching  Hattie's  excitement in seeing the cows
numerous times a day,


for the opportunity to share our love of the dairy  farm
with our fifth generation.

                                              I can't think of a better way to welcome spring!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

This is what we do on Spring Break...

get together with the herd!

                         I'm thankful for the ordinary but beautiful  days down on the dairy farm,
                                   the first day of spring and for the blessing of celebrating
                                                  my Mother's 86th birthday with my herd!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy Agriculture Day

                                                      Happy National Agriculture Day
                                                      down on the Arkansas dairy farm!

                     Today is an  opportunity as farmers to share how we are working everyday
                              to produce safe affordable food for consumers and celebrate
                                                all that agriculture provides to each of us.

                                            Thanks to proven science and technology,
                                we are producing a gallon of milk using 95 percent less land and
                                     65 percent less water while  producing 76 percent less
                                                         manure compared with 1944.

                                             Do you know what hasn't changed since 1944?

                                 Farmers still care  for our animals and the land we call home
                                                  and are committed to providing you
                                             with safe,high-quality milk and dairy products.

                                                   Happy National Ag Day!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

Last Saturday afternoon it rained snow down on the dairy farm.
I suppose we should not have been surprised after a variety of weather
 during the week that included record high temperatures.
 tornado watches and rain storms.

Even the cattle seemed  surprised  and a little confused
 by the variety of weather!

                                     I'm thankful for the beauty of a little winter snow and for
                                      the fact that it is  probably the only snow for this winter!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

Although it's not quite spring according to the calendar,
we've already started celebrating down on the dairy farm this week  by 
bringing home a few heifers that will soon have their first calf.

Since a heifer has never experienced having a baby, 
it's our job to monitor them closely in case assistance is needed.

                                                   I'm thankful for every spring delivery!