|My view during Saturday's run...love it!|
Indiana Dairy posted about a few of Indiana's dairy farm's that are open to the public with agritourism fall activities such as corn mazes, pumpkin patches, fun kids games and much more. Visiting a corn maze on a dairy farm is also an excellent opportunity for the kids to play with those cute baby calves and the rest of the family to get a more in-depth view at the farms that produce milk for your family. Did you know 98% of U.S. dairy farms are family owned? There is SO much that goes into dairy farming that it's definitely worth going back several times since it's hard to learn everything in just one visit.
Speaking of corn mazes, after the season is over those corn stalks will also become cow feed. The corn in the mazes isn't turning (brown) yet, but most of the other fields of corn and soybeans are. Corn requires a lot of water during the growing season and then turns brown as the plant decreases in moisture. This is similar to how flower turn brown when they aren't watered for a while and start to wilt. However, it's not a good idea to tell a farmer their corn is wilting...that probably won't go over too well. The proper term is "turning."
|Cows need to be milked every day, two or three times a day (depending on the farm). This doesn't change even when harvest activities make everything so much busier.|
|Harvest doesn't end when the sun sets.|
|The view from the cab of my brother's tractor driving between fields.|
How do you celebrate fall?