In addition to the full time interns at the farm, we have a few people that help out once or twice a week with milking. Up until her cow calved, Amelia was milking with us every Wednesday morning. After hearing … Continue reading
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Every twelve hours, the cows are moved to a different pasture. In the pictures below, the cows had done an entire rotation of the fields and were in the final, top pasture. It takes them around twenty minutes to get … Continue reading
Every morning we herd the cows to be milked in the barn. Depending on which pasture they are grazing this can take between 10 minutes to an hour. They can run in different directions, be held up by a stubborn … Continue reading
Every morning at 4:30 am, at least half of the team meets in the basement at North Plain Farm. After a light breakfast and coffee, we set off for the beautiful 15 minute drive to the cows at Blue Hill … Continue reading
The calves are currently in separate pens in the barn depending on their gender or if they will become dairy cows. Here, Jessie is moving the cows from the upper fields to the barn.
After five days of working from 4:30 am-7:30 pm, give or take an hour, we have our first morning off. We have been milking cows morning and night since we arrived and it was a bit strange to be able … Continue reading