Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cow Milk

We took a field trip to the Fair Oaks Dairy Farm which is an amazingly large operation where you visit the milking facility and they guarantee a live calf birth every day!!  Here are the cows lined up to be milked in orderly fashion.

In order to keep everything clean and disease free, you ride around on this dairy bus for the tour and never come into contact with the air around the cows.

Unfortunately we didn't see a live birth, but there were two mommy cows in the birthing barn with the newborn calves when we arrived.

There was a train. Blaise was all about the train, but man was it hot!

Blaise sat for quite some time and watched the construction machines - quite the varied experience we had at the dairy farm!

All in all the farm was worth the trip. I really think it drilled into Blaise's brain where (conventional) milk comes from. He started asking for "cow milk" after this trip :) Jan said they had the best ice cream he has ever had in the US, now if that isn't worth the trip, I don't know what is!


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IUgirl78 said...

Kelly's family also visited this dairy farm a year or so ago. You've now reminded me that I would love to go! I think it would be a great experience for the kids...and I'm hungry for some ice cream. :)