We began winter with three feet of snow last week and it looks like were in for another two feet of snow this week! It's December in northeast Ohio which means snow is falling and temperatures are dropping. The holiday season is upon us. Our boys are anticipating Santa’s arrival at our house. They love playing in the snow!
|Garrett and Jack play on a snow pile at our dairy|
Pulling down the side curtains in freestall barns so the barn is enclosed and the animals stay warm.
|The side curtains protect the cows from the wind and weather|
|The wind breaks on our alley from the barns to the milking parlor|
|Calves are cozy in their hutches with warm straw bedding|
The majority of our milking system equipment is air driven. The moisture in the air can freeze the air
lines causing the equipment to stop working. So it’s necessary to add air antifreeze lubricant to the
lines so they won’t freeze during cold winter days.
|Jack, Garrett and Lad in the barn|
|Hastings Dairy on a snowy day|