Sunday, June 26, 2011


There are many perks to living in a small town, one of them being we are close to an amazing organic dairy farm. I found out last year after the fact that they held a Milkapalooza. I was so bummed that I hadn't heard about it in time, so this year I was on the look out and knew we had to go. And even though it was raining, I had told Nugget all about it and she was excited. We couldn't not go. So we slid into our rain boots, packed our umbrellas and ventured down the road to Cedar Summit Farm.

I'm so glad we went. It was a ton of fun, rain and all. And it was a great learning opportunity for my girl. We got to take a tractor wagon ride out to the pasture to see the cows, and learn some cool facts about them. Did you know one cow eats 70 to 80 pounds of grass per day? That's crazy! We also learned that they like for the female cows to birth once a year. They are pregnant for 9 months, so the poor things only get a 3 month rest then have to do it all over again! That would be like me finding out I was a month pregnant right now. Um, no thanks. Not quite ready for another just yet!

 My skeptical girl refused to milk this cow, but settled for squeezing my wrist to help me milk it....?
Silly girl.

Sister putting on her grumpy face. Humph.

We toured the farm, which included seeing where the cows are milked, the hen house and the pig pen. A few roosters escaped while we were in there and it was hilarious watching the little kids chase them around. My shy girl didn't of course, but hopefully someday when we have our dream farm she and Brother can chase chickens all day long.

Doesn't it look like this pig is puckering up for a kiss? So sweet.
(But not really. Who would want to kiss a pig?!)

We also got to sample lots of goodies, like cheese and yogurt, have a caricature drawn of our littles, dance to some blue grass music, and eat a yummy organic lunch. What fun.

So glad we live in a small town. We love it here.


  1. that pig with it's eyes closed made me laugh a little. love it! i have those boots by the way:)

  2. Awe... We totally missed the farm tour. :( We'll have to go again next year. :)

  3. totally love the boot pictures - i wore my sandals as i'm trying to get the most show out of a recent pedicure....probably one of the dumbest things i've done. i'm blaming it on sleep deprivation along with all the other mistakes i make. :)