Last Friday was a highly anticipated day around here! Emily has been wanting to milk a cow for quite some time and despite all our searching, the closest farm we could find with dairy cows was several hours away.
Until one day, last Fall when David was in Chick-Fil-A and heard a couple mention needing to get home for milking time. Aha! He kindly asked if they would allow young visitors and they graciously agreed!
We waited until after we'd reached the week in MFW on "cow" and that was this past week! We were excited to make the trip with some sweet family friends! What a fun day we had ~
Despite the fact that all the cows are machine milked now, the farmer graciously agreed to let our littles milk the old fashioned way!
It was so fascinating and I will say that I learned a ton about the milking process and found the whole thing so interesting!
We saw the baby calves ~
Learned about their food, how corn gets way up in the silo (always wondered that), how many gallons of milk a day they get, etc... We were so thankful for the opportunity to visit this Mennonite Dairy Farm and appreciate this couple taking some of their precious time to show us and our children around!