This past weekend, on the same day, there was a Celebrate Cow festival, Sheep Shearing Party and an Equine festival-each in 3 different towns. Seriously, how is a farmer to decide?
We ended up with the cows. He was pumped.
And they had this scavenger hunt where you had to go and find the answers to cow trivia at various parts of the farm. This little guy can sputter off the fast facts about these cows. Holsteins give the most milk because of their big udders and Jerseys have milk that's good for butter making and cheese. Cows have four stomachs. They eat corn silage and hay silage. Heifer means they haven't given milk yet. Dry means their milk is all dried up and gone. This kid is up on his cow trivia, let me tell you.
And this? You see this pile of manure? Well, after seeing it, he found a farmer and told the farmer that he had a manure spreader at home and next time he came, he was going to bring that manure spreader and help them spread all that manure. He's helpful this one, I tell you. Here he is telling me all that he's planning on doing to help.
Which she thought was fabulous.
We all sat and relaxed while she got busy. Which was a nice break, as the majority of the time, wherever she goes, she's like this picture below. In full sprint. Notice how neither foot is touching the ground.
And we scooted over to watch the horses next.
And he says he's just going to have draft horses, doesn't she want draft horses with him? She's not swayed. She wants to ride a horse.
Someday you will ride, sweet girl. And someday maybe you shall have your draft horses and your Holsteins and your Jerseys, big brother. Dream big.