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.
A "moo-ooo-oon-light " walk in the snow
This evening, at the end of milking, I went out in the freestall area of the barn to take down the boards we use to pen the cows up for milking. The barn was almost totally empty, with only a few cows crowded around one of the stock tanks to get a drink of water. Usually by this time the cows are waiting at the feed bunk for their evening feeding of second-cut baleage. I walked out to the barnyard to see what was going on.
--Jonathan, Howmars Farm
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