Thursday, August 19, 2021

Dairy Farmer's Thankful Thursday

If you would like a job filled with variety,
dairy farming would be your perfect choice.

We have the jobs that happen everyday of the year 
like mixing the balanced feed ration for the dairy
cows and making sure the cows are fed and milked twice a day.

Then we have the jobs that are unexpected but 
necessary like spraying a field for the
disgusting armyworms that will devour a crop
in just a few days.

                                   One of our sweetest jobs is to welcome  new life to the farm.

                                                        Finding two at a time is always fun!

I'm thankful for the blessings we find in both the 
ordinary and the challenging days down on the dairy farm.


Thursday, August 12, 2021

Dairy Farmer's Thankful Thursday

One of my morning dairy farm  jobs is serving as the taxi driver 
to deliver the newborn calves to their private hutch in the 
calf raising area.  The calf's mother is walked to the
milk barn to join the milking herd and
I become the substitute mother making sure that 
each calf is monitored closely and fed milk and grain
twice daily. 
One of the best parts of my day is sharing this 
job with my sons. 

It's been a busy week with  one or two calves delivered 
every day and baling hay like crazy. 

I'm thankful that even in the busyness of farm life,
we always have time for celebration with our family.

We managed to celebrate a special "Going to Kindergarten"
lunch and shopping day with Hattie Claire 

 shared a picnic supper in the hay field  that 
ended with watching the  Decatur Barbecue fireworks show 
from the top of a hay bale.
We couldn't have asked for a better August picnic!


Thursday, August 5, 2021

Dairy Farmer's Thankful Thursday

Who would ever think   August 
temperatures  in Arkansas would be less than 90 degrees
 with little humidity! Cooler summer temperatures make 
every job on the farm a little easier.

It was perfect weather for bringing this group of
 dairy cows to the  pasture by the house so we can 
observe them closely and assist with delivery if needed.

I love to watch them graze in the late afternoon.

I'm thankful for these first days of August that 
have increased the comfort of our cows, 


and farmers.

Happy August!