Saturday was spent preparing the dairy for the week of visitors. Mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, cleaning windows, sweeping, removing spider webs, and all the preparation necessary to make our farm beautiful.
|Garrett and Jack pet some of our farm cats|
Monday I had a visit from Margie Wilber, Write 2 the Point and Editor-in-Chief at Geauga Business Magazine. She came to our farm for an interview and photos for her publication. Here are a few of the great pictures Margie took…….
|Me watching the cows walk from the barn to the milking parlor|
|Cows walking from the milking parlor back to their barn|
|Me with the cows|
|Lad and me|
|A curious cow|
|Jack shows the students the cows|
|"She licked my hand!"|
|Who's having more fun, the kids or the calves?|
|Having lunch in our Parlor room|
|Playing in the sandbox|
Thursday Jordan Warfield, District Outreach Representative for Congressman Steve LaTourette’s office, and Les Ober, OSU Extension, stopped by to talk about the pending 2012 Farm Bill and how the drought is impacting our dairy farm. They visited three farms in the county representing grain, livestock and specialty crops. I’m glad they reached out to us. We had a good chat.
Saturday was time for a little rest and relaxation. Our family attended the Ashtabula County Fair just north of where we live. There are lots of great county fairs in Ohio throughout the summer and fall. We walked through all the barns to see rabbits, turkeys, ducks, goats, dairy and horses. No fair visit is complete without riding a few rides and eating a corndog!
|Jack, Lad and Garrett check out the poultry|
|This is fun!|