I live on a dairy farm with my husband and two boys ages 16 and 12. We have 90 cows and farm just under 200 acres. We are the 7th generation to be farming the same land. My husband grows all of the crops we feed to our cows. We grow corn, soybeans, alfalfa, grass hay and barley. We also rent additional acres to make grass hay. This past summer we baled 10,000 bales of hay. We feed some of the hay, and we also have about 20 hay customers. Most of our hay customers feed the hay to their horses, sheep or cattle. In addition to raising our two boys, I help with the morning and evening milkings and feed all the calves. Our boys also help me feed calves in the afternoon, and help milk after school. Dairy farming is a very busy lifestyle, but we all help each other!
I have 8 Buff Orpington hens, 5 Delaware, 4 Welsummer 2 Rhode Island Reds and 4 Speckled Hamburgs. Can't forget the Rhode Island Red rooster.
April 12, 2011