Friday, April 30, 2021

Dairy Farmer's Thankful Thursday

If you are old enough, you know that old saying "April showers 
bring May flowers."

Down on the dairy farm, two
new calves appeared
after receiving more than eight inches of rain in less
than twenty four hours.
Those calves were a welcome bouquet!

That much rain all at once creates flooding issues 
on and off the farm. I am thankful that  we were
able to repair the driveways and fence rows and
that no people or cattle had any injuries during or
after the rain event.

                                                  As I look back on the days of April 2021,
                                  we were also showered with a lot of happy smiles
                                     and days of creating   memories with our family
                                                      down on the dairy farm.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Earth Day is Everyday

                                    Down on the dairy farm, Earth Day is Everyday.  

                                 We don't just say that, we live it...EVERYDAY!

                                                     It starts with cow care. 

                     The carbon footprint of milk has been  reduced by 63 percent due  to       improvements in animal breeding, animal  health   programs,  cow comfort            measures   and overall  farm management   practices.

                         Everyday we feed our cows a nutritious, balanced diet.

Everyday we  follow regulations and best management practices to protect
the environment for our cows, our family and our community.

Everyday we recycle the cows' manure to fertilize crops that we
raise to feed the cows.

Everyday we strive to produce high-quality nutritious milk by caring
for our cows and the land we call home.

Earth Day really is Everyday down on the dairy farm!

Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Dairy Farmer's Thankful Thursday

Can you guess which one is the mother?
Fortunately we found this new calf with her mother
earlier in the day so there was no guessing down on the dairy farm!
It's fairly common for other cows to try to adopt a new calf even though
they will have there own calf in a short time. 
Having too much love is never a bad trait!

This week seems to be filled with a lot of sharing experiences.
I'm thankful for witnessing the sharing of maternal instinct,

for the donated  Ginko tree  received from the 
Tree Program sponsored by the Walton Family Foundation
for citizens living in the county

                                      to witness  love  while sharing your favorite popsicle.

                                                     Life is too sweet not to share !

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Easter Blessings

Our Easter blessings began  
with the  ordinary daily work
of caring for our dairy cattle ,

the opportunity to gather with our church family for the
first time in months due to the pandemic,

gathering around the table to enjoy a family meal,

the joy and excitement on the faces of the grandchildren
as they investigated the contents of their Easter baskets,

the beautiful weather that made hunting Easter eggs
one of the afternoon's  highlights,

the joy of sharing our dairy farming way of 
life with the next generation.

                                           Our greatest blessing is that we serve a  risen Savior!

                                           It's His great love that blesses us  on the ordinary and 

                                              extraordinary days of life down on the dairy farm.