Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Made in the Shade

It's really hot here at the farm. The sun has driven the gang into the shade of the trees, barns, and even onto the porch for some. Don't worry, everyone is drinking plenty of fluids, taking frequent breaks, and keeping movement to a minimum to avoid any fatigue that may come with such exposure. We've posted some great pics to show how laid back things have gotten during the heat wave.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Name Game!

Cow names are important features on the dairy farm. It makes it easy to say "Doctor, Belle has a sore on her leg", instead of saying "Cow X has a sore on her leg, no I mean the other Cow X". We also attempt to try to name in a series so we can quickly recall who is the calf of whom. In much the same way a horse farm might combine names of mare and sire of elite racing horses.

Having said this, I'd like to introduce two new calves on the farm. Gladys's daughter Gladiola, and Peanut's daughter, Snickers. Welcome to the farm little ladies!