Thursday, February 3, 2022

Dairy Farmer's Thankful Thursday

Snow days down on the dairy farm are just as busy
as the days without snow but our focus is a little
more narrow in making sure that we do everything
possible to feed, water and provide comfort for
the animals during the snow event. 
The day before the  snow and colder temperatures hit,
we bedded calf hutches and rolled out hay
for the cows and calves in the pastures to lay on.

During feeding time for the calves this morning,
I made sure that everyone drank their warm milk.
There always seem to be one or two that may not 
come out of the hutch without a little coaxing.
You know, snow is a little scary if you 
have never seen it!

Although I'm not a big fan of these single digit
temperatures, I am thankful for the layers of
warm clothes that make the cold weather tolerable,
for the fact that all the calves
drank their milk and  appeared to be adapting to
the frigid temperatures,

all the milking cows walked to the barn without
any issues walking on snow and ice,

for my constant companion, Bea
that just enjoys being with us
regardless of  the  weather!