welcome to the bovine bugle
Follow organic dairy farmer Jonathan Gates as he reports weekly from his Vermont family farm. Howmars Farm is a certified organic dairy farm, one of many Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative farmer members who supply the milk that goes into making Stonyfield's yogurts and smoothies. The entire family pitches in on this third-generation farm. Check out some of the happenings on his farm and post your comments. Jonathan loves to get feedback from readers.
Many mouths to feed, and a new pail to do it
The calf business has been booming here on the farm, and son Justin is not too happy about it. Justin usually feeds the calves at the afternoon chores. When there were five or six calves to feed, it was a fun job. Now that he has to feed 15 calves it's more like work. He grumbles and mumbles to himself, but he always gets the job done. My mom has started coming to the barn again in the afternoon, and she gives Justin a hand feeding the hungry hoard.
--Jonathan, Howmars Farm
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