Friday, July 2, 2010

Awww Yeah... Adventures in Cow Milking!

We got up at the butt-crack of dawn to see a milking at The Fournier Farm, owned by Earl and Sue Fournier -- it was so much fun!!


Here I'm taking a few minutes to get familiar with the cow. I asked Earl to pair me up with a nice one, preferably one that wouldn't be likely to poop on me!


I'm totally milking a cow!!!!


Earl's wife, Suzie, took us around the farm. We saw their amazing family garden, and now I'm inspired because I wish our garden looked as nice as theirs!


We also got to see where the calves are kept. This one was especially outgoing, and even let me feed her!



Up next, breakfast with Miss Vermont!!! A visit to a farm in New Boston, plus a short detour to Ben & Jerry's!!

15 comments:

Night Owl Mama said...

Holly WOW Look at you WtG. there's an experience I'll pass on. lol

Ricki said...

WooHoo! You got to milk a cow! That's so cool :) Love the garden pic too!

Ticia said...

It's an odd experience isn't it?

Christy said...

This is so exciting!

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

I toured a dairy farm a few times as a child, the one that we used to get our milk from.

One of the calves started to eat my shirt. I was lucky to make it out fully clothed.

I, for one, can't wait to see what comes next on the Frugal Family Farm Blog!

Love,
Mark

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

That is an impressive garden. It looks like a tremendous amount of work. Now I feel lazy, as well as inept :)

Alexa said...

Cool! Where are you going in New Boston? My aunt and uncle have a CSA there... :) I'm loving hearing about your travels.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ An Almost Unschooling Mom -- I know what you mean! I'm inspired to get my butt in gear with my garden, that's for sure! Theirs looks amazing!!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Alexa -- Middle Branch Farm (Also a CSA!) Any relation?? What a small world!

Artistmama said...

How fun milking a cow! My grandfather was a farmer so I watched him do it all the time. I never really wished to try it myself though. He used a milker and they sometimes tried to kick it off. I don't blame them!

You look like you're having the best time!

Rebecca said...

You are just having a blast!

Petula said...

:-) You look like you're really enjoying yourself and learning a lot. That's fabulous. Can't wait to see what comes next.

Raising a Happy Child said...

You have way too much fun on this trip. I am sure there will be some new ideas for arts and crafts coming out of all the new experiences. Enjoy!

Just Breathe said...

Exactly what time is butt crack?
Sounds like fun and yum to Ben & Jerry's!

Janet said...

excellent cow milking!

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