Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

Life is often confusing but I'm thankful  
you can count on the cows to point you in the right direction,

provide entertainment when they   show up in the wrong place,

show up  on the wrong side of the fence

and  according to researchers, 
still  produce  the most complete and balanced source of protein,
fat and carbohydrates compared with the assortment of dairy imitation drinks.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

It was a week filled with listening and learning  about agriculture issues.

Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach spoke to 
agriculture and business leaders about  the impact of trade 
on Arkansas farms at the
 Arkansas World Trade Center in Rogers,

Dr. Mark Stephenson spoke about the changing landscape of dairy markets
 at the Heart of America Dairy Expo in Springfield, Missouri,

Arkansas Farm Bureau Vice President spoke about
the current threat to  our Right to Farm in Arkansas at the
 Winter Commodity Conference in North Little Rock.

                                          I'm thankful for the opportunity to be a member of
                                           organizations  that support our farms and farmers
                                            and for the routine days down on the dairy farm.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

There's beauty in everyday.
On the dairy farm, that beauty usually includes cows and calves.
I'm thankful for the beautiful sunsets that provide a perfect backdrop 

for our extraordinary  

ordinary days.

Monday, January 15, 2018

January Shows Off

January is showing off  with single digit temperatures for 
 multiple days and so far has just teased us with a skiff of snow.
It may be all that she can do!
There's not another layer I can add to keep warm and still fit 
into my coveralls so why shouldn't I taunt her?

Although the cows don't seem to be taking it as hard as the farmers,
we have unrolled large hay bales in the pastures for them to lay on, increased
 the amount of feed needed and made sure their water supply is not frozen.

This new baby and mother spent their first night inside
 the maternity barn for added protection from extreme cold.

                                        Evaluating our cows comfort and providing what they
                                         need is an everyday  activity down on the dairy farm.

                                      Our commitment to providing high-quality milk begins
                                      with taking good care of our cows in spite of the weather!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

Have you heard....
January 11 is National Milk Day!

According to the National Day Calendar, National Milk Day commemorates
 the day that many think the first milk deliveries in
 glass bottles began in the United States. 

Alexander Campbell of the New York Dairy
Company professed to the New York State Senate that his 
company was the first to make these deliveries in 1878.

To those of us who love every aspect of dairy, 
it's another opportunity to celebrate milk!

I'm thankful we can enjoy and celebrate  milk everyday of the year!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

Welcome Miss January!

It was obvious that being born on a single digit morning entitles you
 to special treatment from more than one mother.

                           Miss January was full of energy as she darted around the hay manger
                                         followed quickly by her mother and adoptive mother.
                                              I'm thankful that the cows and  calves tolerate
                                               the cold temperatures better than the farmers!