Sweet new heifer calf and cow."I don't know how you live out here," said a friend of mine that I used to teach with. Pretty sure I couldn't live anywhere else...again.
My husband is a dairy farmer and we are lucky enough to live right on the dairy...I mean right on the dairy. We are walking distance from the milk barn, maternity barn and pen after pen of cows and heifers!
Can we keep her daddy?
The picture of the new calf above...is in the maternity barn directly a hop, skip and a jump across the street from our house. My girls have seen it all...calves being born and even bottle feeding a new calf. Pretty special...we think!
This is my "co-pilot" checking on things...
We are never bored...there is always something to do. When the weather is nice...we head out for our walk around different fields of alfalfa, corn or other grains (depending on the season.)
Flashback...moving cows a few years ago.
Working with daddy is something the girls love. We have jumped in the truck to move cows, change water or pick him up in a field getting off the tractor...life of a dairy wife (and girls!)
Best worker daddy has!
My plan with this blog is to not only inspire you to tackle projects, make your house your home with out breaking the bank...but, to give you a peek into our CA dairy! I hope you will find this an interesting feature...there is a lot in running a dairy. Come back here for more about this fun life I wouldn't trade for anything (remember, I didn't grow up on a dairy or even in the country!)
Now..go get a BIG glass of milk!
Love & Junk~