This time of year is special. Christmas lights, extra time with family and lots of fun. All of this is true on the farm, too—in addition to the usual chores and farm activities. Those things never stop and cows pay no attention to the calendar.
|Family time with the cousins
|Pushing up feed at the dairy
|The cows always loved playing in the snow
We just have beef cows on our farm now, so there is less to do than on a dairy. Still, the cows need to be fed Christmas morning and Christmas night just as on any other day. My uncle has been here all day working on his tractor and my brother is up at the neighbor's dairy working. There's always something to do on the farm. When there's not, that's a great time for a nap.
|My favorite photogenic cow...again so excited to have her photo taken :-)
|Our cows enjoying their hay
Granny loves baking cookies. Speaking of cookies, don't forget to leave milk and cookies out for Santa tonight. With so many varieties of milk and cookies available, pick up some extra for yourself.
As you celebrate Christmas tonight and tomorrow, don't forget to enjoy an extra glass of milk in honor of all the farmers across the nation who get up early to milk and feed cows to ensure you have lots of milk to enjoy year round.
From our family to yours, have a merry Christmas!