Every once in awhile the grind and stress of a dairy farm gets to us. I would say that every couple months or so, we try to take at least one day off from the farm, making sure that we can relax and someone else is in charge of the cows. Thank you so much to our awesome helpers, milking and feeding the cows and calves while we were gone. On our day off we decided to celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary and the 4th of July. We went to a local amusement park to "relieve" some stress. It was an awesome day! As a result though we had to work hard before the day off...and work hard afterwards to catch up. Who knew cows were more work than milking and feeding? Yep, we needed to bed the calves, heifers, and cows in before we left and then when we came back. There was cows to breed, heifers to treat (one got sick with bloat while we were gone) and there were various other small projects to work on. But every once in awhile it is nice to walk away from the "To Do List" and come back refreshed and renewed! I know the cows appreciate that we are in a better mood...and we do too!
So I am back and caught up...and ready to blog some more...so stay tuned, I have a bunch of pictures and video to share in the coming weeks.