Monday, April 21, 2014

Our Field Trip to the Dairy Farm

About a month ago, we were able to take a little field trip to a local dairy farm with some of our other homeschool friends.  This dairy farm produces the milk that I wrote about on our blog a while back here.  

Although we do live on a farm and raise cattle, our cattle are beef cows.  The cattle at this farm are dairy cows.  Their purpose is to provide consumers, like our family, with milk.  We were able to get a tour of their facilities and see their day to day operation, as well as a wagon ride out to the pastures.  The kids were even allowed to help bottle feed the calves.  I do believe this was their favorite part.  You can't help but love baby calves!

Dillon feeding a calf

Mallory....she really didn't want me to take her picture, but I managed to snap it quickly

Even after our tour, the kids went back to visit the calves on last time. 
We very much enjoyed getting to visit Country Girl's Creamery!  If you ever get a chance to try out some of their milk, I'd say go for it.  I'm not a big milk drinker myself, but I will pick this milk over the homogenized stuff from the "big stores" any day.  I really like the idea of buying local products.  Even more so, I like being able to visit the farm and see how the products is "produced" and exactly where it comes from. 

We were getting ready to ride out and tour their farm