Tag: cows

The Dairy Cows are on Pasture

I was going to blog about something else today, but it will have to wait. THE DAIRY COWS ARE ON PASTURE! We thought this day would never come. Today, the weather is in the upper 50′s and sunny. That is … Continue reading

Bad Monday, Better Tuesday (so far)

Monday wasn’t the best day for our farm, at least as far as the spring forage harvest is concerned.  We were able to chop, haul, and pack 16 loads of oat silage yesterday with no problems save a couple of minor chain issues and a flat tire on the …

Taking a break clearing trees

To get our pastures ready for cows, Jon, Tim and friend Ed spent today clearing Cedar trees.
The boys and I brought out some lunches. Then sat a safe distance away watching and enjoying the sunshine.

Cows are Thirsty Enough to Drink a Bathtub Full of Water Everyday!

Water is an essential part of a cow’s diet. Dairy cows drink 30-50 gallons (about a bathtub full) of water each day. At our farm, every pen has several water troughs that provide an unlimited amount of free-choice water to the cows. One of t…

Forage Thinking

My dad and I made a quick swing around the farm yesterday to check the progress of our various spring forages.  The result: time to get the harvesting equipment ready.  It would be ideal if we could start the harvest this week, but that’s unl…

Happy Mardi Gras

We milk our cows twice a day, every day on our dairy farm. Today being Mardi Gras, though, I decided to have a little fun with it and asked our cows to “show me your teats!” And they did…all 210 of them. Twice! (and it didn’t even cost me any beads…

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel…

I am so tired of blogging about the “s-word” and the “w-word” that I decided that I would post a more delightful blog from Minnesota!  Let’s think spring!  This picture is from my garden last spring, and it gives me hope that after almost 4 s…

Looking pretty green around here!

We couldn’t hardly have asked for more favorable weather over the past three weeks, and most of our farm is turning a nice deep shade of green.  Generally mild temperatures and well-timed rains have helped our fescue pastures and our fields of spr…

I am not a Fraud, I care about my cows & that’s the TRUTH!

This past weekend I was shocked to be called a “fruad” on my YouTube channel.  I have been called  a liar and an abuser, but this was the first time that someone had called me a fraud.  Apparently this gentleman thought that I and other …

Winter’s Slap in the Face

Oh Old Man Winter decided he wasn’t done yet with us hard working dairy farmers in Minnesota.  Last week we were spoiled with warm sunshine and 40+ degree afternoons.  In those days, we felt as though a weight was lifted from our shoulde…