Well here we are the end of May…
Where has the time gone? It feels like we just had Christmas!
Keeping busy makes the time pass so quickly. I have to admit
that my blogging has suffered for it. I apologize to you for that. I do appreciate
those that follow my blog. I enjoy sharing my dairy and cheese making life with you. I love to share information and answer questions about what we do and why we do it.
I have to work on not letting those joys and important things in life. Like family, friends, fitness and of course my blog fall too much to the wayside due to getting so caught up with “business”. I promise…I am working on that.
At farmers markets I get asked many questions. I would have to say that the number one question that I get asked is “Are your cows Grass-Fed”? So am always so happy to share with them how lucky our cows are.
We have a nutritionist, Bob B. (I am writing this last-minute and didn’t ask permission to use his name). Bob is a great guy. He loves cows. He is educated in nutrition. He works along side of my husband and son and they develop the rations that we feed our cows. Depending on our commodities and season. They formulate those based on the cows needs and outputs.
Sounds pretty scientific huh? Well it is. Just another great advantage of the technologies available to create the best diet for the health of the cows and her offspring. This allows us to be sustainable and make the best use of our resources.
Bob along with Tony make the perfect combinations of high quality alfalfa hay. We use the corn and wheat that we grow here on our farm. We mix that with almond hulls, cotton seed, and fresh citrus. Yes, FRESH citrus! (There is nothing cuter than seeing them enjoy a big chunk of orange).
We then mix all of those ingredients together twice a day and feed it fresh just as they get done milking.
Those are some pampered animals. I was joking with a customer the other day and told them that if I had to come back as an animal it would be one of our dairy cows.
Our whole daily function is the care are comfort of our cows.
So, all joking aside…I wouldn’t mind at all if I came back as a dairy cow.
(This is a video from Nov 2009. It shows how feed our cows. I thought I would share it again to give you a visual. (I hadn’t seen it in awhile and Tony makes me laugh…he doesn’t like to on video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoqt1TiKi58