I love when people come to visit our farm!! It is so easy to get focused on all the day to day things it takes to run a successful organic dairy. Healthy calves, clean barns, accurate and up to date paperwork, and on…… It is very easy to lose sight of the fact that soContinue reading “Farm Tours – I love showing off our farm!!”
A few weeks ago I addressed the issue that dairy farms occasionally have premature calves. We were lucky enough to have the cutest premature calf who had a will to live. My kids named this adorable little guy “Chocolate”. Since that post, I have had questions about him and his status. It was a toughContinue reading “Preemie “Chocolate” Update”
Raising calves on an organic dairy farm in Western Washington is challenging. We have been certified organic since 2006. It has been a total reeducation raising calves. We did a great job raising calves when we were conventional, but we had so many tools at our fingertips to help us care for calves who becameContinue reading “Calf Care – Why it is my passion”
As a 4th generation Dairy Farmer, one would think we have seen and are able to handle almost anything. Every now and then we are surprised when a cow calves EARLY!! We make every effort to make sure when our cows calve they have a nice clean area in which to have their babies. WhenContinue reading “Even Dairy Farms have preemies”
On our farm, calves live in clean, dry individual pens called calf hutches where they have ample space to move about freely. These calf hutches protect them from other members of the herd and our rainy inclement weather.