Cheese and crackers is one of my go-to snacks for anytime of year. I also love fruit. I had a few kiwis leftover from making my awesome Tropical Fruit Salad, so I decided to slice it up and add it to my cheese crackers. Oh my gosh. Best decision. It's delicious.
Our cows also love fruit and fruits and vegetables are awesome snacks for them in the summer when they are in season.
Our cow Hannah always tends to be a subject of a lot my photos of our beef cows. I guess she’s always in the right place at the right time. She also lets me know that she doesn’t like photos. It’s educational, so I just tell her she’s famous.
We have several apple trees and always have so many extra apples, so we give some to the cows. Our cows are also very entertaining. Let me demonstrate...
|One of our apple trees|
|"Apple? What apple? I don't have it!"|
Okay, so cows like apples, but what else do they like? Ours LOVE watermelon rinds, corn, pears and pretty much anything else they can get their hands—I mean tongues—on.
Did you also know that many farmers employ an animal nutritionist to balance a ration (diet) for their animals to ensure they are consuming the proper nutrients each and every day? Just think how much better it would be if every person had their own nutritionist on hand. Back to the cows, these rations are balanced for many things, such as fiber, energy, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and more.
Many animals eat better than most people do.
We want our cows to be as healthy and productive as possible and to live the best lives they can, so we ensure they have plenty of food and water 24 hours a day, every day.
On a farm, there are no vacation days, no sick days and no snow delays. If a farmer decides to take a vacation, they must find someone to take care of the animals. Cows won’t understand if you tell them they won’t be fed or milked until you return from Hawaii the following week. Cows also don’t care if you aren’t feeling well. I like to think they sympathize with people that don’t feel well, but it doesn’t change the fact that they still need to be fed and dairy cows need to be milked.
This is making me hungry. Maybe I should go make myself some of these Kiwi Cheese Crackers.
Kiwi Cheese Crackers
- Ritz crackers
- Pepper jack cheese, sliced
- Kiwis, sliced
- Slice kiwis
- Slice cheese or use already-sliced cheese
- Add a cheese slice to each cracker
- Add a kiwi slice to each cracker
See, I told you it was easy!