Monday, May 24, 2010

Quality Milk

Superior Quality Milk Award  I was very excited to learn that we have been able to meet the qualifications for 5 consecutive years!! This is a result of many things including, cow health, cow comfort, cow nutrition, cow and equipment cleanliness, good genetics, awesome help, proper milking procedures, quick and proper cooling of milk to 38 degrees, and I am sure there are other things I have overlooked. Even for only 90 cows it requires a team effort to be successful.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mike Rowe on the challenges faced by farmers

Here is a link to Mike Rowe's blog post where he discusses the need to support agriculture now and in the future. Mike is doing his part to help educate others that well funded special interest groups have gained too much power with their money. And that there is a huge disconnect between the general population and the farmers (2% of the population) that feed our nation and others also.

"On Dirty Jobs, I’m no expert, and I’m even less of one here. But I have a theory, and it goes like this – all jobs rely on one of two industries – mining and agriculture. Every tangible thing our society needs is either pulled from the ground, or grown from the ground. Without these fundamental industries there would be no jobs of any kind. There would be no economy. Civilization begins with miners and farmers, and polite society is only possible when skilled workers transform those raw materials into something useful or edible."

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Checking The Barley

A couple of pics taken just after the snow melted off the fields. Wish all the of our barley was up like this field!

Friday, May 7, 2010

First official Cub Scout Farm Tour.

We use army helmets to feed our calves with. The boys grabbed the helmets and conquered the straw stack!

"I am not putting my finger in there!"

"I am not putting my finger in there EITHER!"