The daily grind of a southern Minnesota Dairy Farm. My husband Jonathan and I run a 200 cow dairy in partnership with his father, and his additional 100 cows. We have a traditional family dairy. We love our job, it may be hard but it's very rewarding.
Happy New Years from Orange Patch Dairy!!! Bring on 2012!!!!
Well it's been WAY too long since I blogged!!!! I'm entirely to blame for that, but I have a great reason...I had to put my cows FIRST. Often at the farm we need to choose which projects get attention, and well thanks to our new barn construction (which has been going well) and the awesome brown winter we have, well I haven't run out of things to do at the farm. Each of my projects have been done with the final goal of making the lives of my cows and calves better. So....with that being said...we are VERY EXCITED to welcome 2012 at the farm. This year we have so many great things to look forward to! We have a new barn to move into, we have more calves to be born, and Jon & I will be moving from town to the farm. All of these changes will help us to take better care of our cows, which in the end makes for VERY happy & proud dairy farmers. Happy 2012 everyone! We hope you have many blessings!!!!!