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.
The kids have "fun" with Aunt Patty
It's always nice when all the family is here visiting over the holidays. Catching up on the news, sharing meals, and playing together is always great fun. My older sister, Patty, usually manages to motivate the kids into doing some kind of farmwork. Today it was cleaning calf pens with my son, Justin, and his cousin, Zach. Noah was laying low due to a bout with pneumonia, so the three amigos were operating one short today.
--Jonathan, Howmars Farm
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