Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Farmer's Cow

We spent a sunny Saturday at a Connecticut farm learning about local farming, diary farming, and agriculture.  I took the two younger boys and met up with my sister and nephew at Graywall Farm.  They were having a spring celebration and had opened up the farm for a fun day of tours, hayrides, free samples, crafts and family fun.



We had the best time!
  • We pet baby goats, calves, sheep, and chickens.  
  • We tried: 
                      fresh cheese that they make right there on the farm
                      Farm's cow ice cream
                      chocolate and plain milk
                      iced tea
                      lemonade
  • We made butter
  • planted bean plants
  • decorated some eggs 
  • had some silly pictures taken with the board they had set up
  • toured the farm
  • learned about the different types of feed they use for each type/age of cow
  • we learned about natural farming methods
  • learned about artificial insemination & selective breeding practices
  • saw how cows are milked, when they are milked, and why they are milked. 

Evan did NOT like the smell of the barns

All the pregnant cows

Only part of their cows

In the milking barn

Petting the baby goats

Yummy! Free ice cream samples

Lemonade, milk and iced tea samples

The solid waste that they re-use for the cow bedding

Enjoying the sights of the countryside from the hayride

Petting chickens and learning about eggs

Making butter-- Shake, shake, shake!

Planting bean plants

decorating eggs
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    1. It was a lot of fun; as long as you don't mind the smell. LOL

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  2. Looks like a fun time! Even though we live on what I consider a "mini farm", I love hearing and seeing about other places. :) #fabfridaypost

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    1. It really is fun to "travel" to other places through the internet.

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  3. I remember visiting a dairy farm on a school trip and finding it really fun and very smelly! Lol #FabFridayPost

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    1. Yes, that's how I'd describe our trip; fun and smelly!

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