From Dairy Day

We are going to the Dairy today. Come along! We are visiting a small scale, local facility run by Irishmen.

 

From Dairy Day

Watch your step. Cows aren’t potty trained, you know.  Look at all the cows behind Beatrice and I. Wait. That’s a guy to the right. There are a whole lot of cows and one lucky Bull.  

From Dairy Day

Here we go into the milk room. The sophisiticated plumbing systems and milking machines are really neat. The cows visit one to two times a day to relieve the pressure.  The girls looked happy. They must be relieved. I hear you girls!   

Whoa!  Look out for spray. The Irish might say, “urine luck.” Oh, gross. That jokes not funny. Let’s take B’s lead. Get us out of the parlor.   

From Dairy Day

Stop here to see the baby. The calf is four days old.  Milk production requires calf production.

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Beatrice is going to feed the baby cow. Aww…

 

From Dairy Day

Let’s snap a shot before the kids get restless. Yes, Beatrice. the latter applies to you. You are the ONLY guest who has left her herd.  It is only you and cow who stand in the grass alone.

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The dairymen have loot for us visitors. There are pencils, erasers, coloring books, milk, cheese, oreos, white milk and chocolate milk for everyone. Help yourself. Ahh…enjoy.  

I see you are shy. Don’t be. There is no growth hormone in this work of animal husbandry. In fact, we are happy to learn from the tour that only 22% of the cows in the U.S. are injected with it, most co-ops will not accept any trace of BST or rBGH . Cool. So, that means that the milk in wal-mart and target is as hormone free as the organic brands that I have been buying for an additional 2.00 per gallon. Nice. Shh, don’t tell Brian.

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Whups. I forgot to mention, “only the cookies, cheese, and milk are edible.” And, if you only want the white, middle stuffing then toss the cookies to the dog. She will be happy.  

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The Irish DO look handsome in green.

 

Thanks for coming with us!