They were kind enough to invite us in during their morning milking. My kids were a bit apprehensive as it was pretty close quarters.
We even got to see them bottle feed a baby calf. They had two babies and only one would cooperate.
What I learned about cow's today ;)
1. They are only milking cows after they have a calf (makes sense..)
2. They produce up to 8 gallons of milk a day (I already knew that one)
3. A baby calf only stays with it's mother for one week, just enough time to nurse and get the nutrients from her colostrum.
4. A Dairy Farm is ALOT of work and there is NEVER a day of vacation!
5. Pay for 100 gallons of milk is only $16.00 (seriously??)
It was fun and very educational. We then headed on down to the house via hay rack to take a tour of the chicken coop.
There were lots of baby kittens around the farm
And this was the kids most favorite spot to play on all the farm...
This was a beautiful (almost) Century old Farm. Built in 1915. I loved the character in the barns, home and even the outhouse.
Even this magnificent tree showed character of just how old this farm really was...
We had a wonderful visit to the dairy farm, and had a great time visiting with new friends. From my home to yours...