by Patricia Grotenhuis, lifelong dairy farmer and agricultural advocate
I always found, growing up, one of the hardest questions to answer was “what’s your favourite season?” I loved them all! As each change in the seasons came, I would look forward to the change with anticipation.
Spring, to me, meant a time for new life. Not only in the barn, either. Dairy cows have calves year round, which is why we have a steady supply of milk in the grocery stores. Other animals, like beef cows, sheep and meat goats, have most of their young during the late winter and spring months. I have always loved driving down the road in the spring, and seeing the young animals out on pasture. It is a sight that will make me smile every time, no matter how often I see it.
Posted by FFC on March 25th, 2011 :: Filed under Crops,Dairy cattle,Farm life,Other livestock,spring,Weather
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