As I write this short blog, I am pondering where in the world has the summer gone? Seems like just weeks ago we were still in June, enjoying June Dairy Month & various promotions, but now we are closing in on August, including county fairs & the great Minnesota State Fair. Our summer has definitely not decreased in "business"! In the coming weeks I will be working diligently on my various projects for the Brown County Fair, mainly around the 50th Anniversary of the Brown County Dairy Princess Program. To learn more about this great program, check out our blog at http://cowsncrowns.blogspot.com/. So...If I am a little slow at blogging, please bear with me =)
Back at the farm things have been incredibly busy as well. July was our busiest month of the summer for calvings. We had 14 cows have calves, 10 of which were heifers. This means that I have almost quadrupled my calf chores. I am not complaining, but merely stating that I have more chores. Those calves, especially the youngest ones, require lots of time and care to make sure they have an excellent start. I can proudly say that my new girls have been doing great! Lucy, our first registered (full bred Holstein with papers to prove her family tree) even calved in with a beautiful heifer calf, which I have named Luciana. I will try to get some pictures posted.
We have been getting a LOT of rain at the farm. A couple of nights we had some flash flooding, but all in all the cows and corn have been doing great! Our silage corn is putting out ears & in full tassel. It has stretched out to almost 10 feet tall!
I hope to post pictures of these events soon!