Monday, September 17, 2012

Open Farm Day

Sunday was open farm day here in the Maritimes
it gives people the opportunity to go out to the local farms
that don't have the opportunity to do so 

we set out for one and ended up going to 2 different farms

it was a gorgeous day

we stopped at Indian Mountain Farms
which raises Galloway Beef cows

now I thought I was a country girl at heart but I had never seen
this type of cow.  There was a couple of brand new calves
and they were so sweet ~ I wanted to bring one home!
 our next stop was at a dairy farm
and it is quite the operation

Waldow Farms is a dairy farm
that milks their cows 3 times a day using a rotary "parlor"
it was pretty cool to watch the milking process from above
and then from the floor
we spent the most time here just walking the grounds and checking out
the barns ~ the cows in the big barn sleep on waterbeds

they say that comfortable cows are happy cows and they produce more milk

lots of babies here too and you could get up close and personal 
with these ones

 I grew up on a farm most week-ends 
so I really enjoyed going back to my roots so to speak

and it was fun to see the kids ~ ones that maybe have never had the chance
to visit a farm and see what it is all about

driving home there was a distinct odor in the car
"eau d'farm" I do believe it was
so we abandoned our plans to go out for supper
and stopped for some fixins instead

it was one of my favorite Sunday's this summer
and the best way to end my vacation.


Blondie's Journal said...

How fun!! The calves are SO cute and it looks like you had a gorgeous day! I'd love to do this sometime!


Unknown said...

How fun! I adore photos of cows (but I'm afraid of them so keep my distance :)). I had to laugh about the smell - I was actually thinking about that before I read it!