Last Monday, Adam and Carol, Leon and I, and Geoff went to visit the Fair Oaks dairy farm. This was of interest to Leon because he is a dairy farmer. It was a rainy, wet day -- the perfect kind to visit a farm. Well, actually, we only got wet walking to and from the buildings. A bus even drove us through one of the barns -- that is how big the farm is. [!!!!]
[I love this picture because Carol is laughing -- just a reminder about what a funnnnnny day it was.]
One of the most interesting things was watching a cow being born. Yah. Interesting. After the calves are born, they are separated from their mamas within hours and put in sweet little pens where the visitors can oooh and aaah over their cute fluffiness.
The most interesting part for me was the milking barn. There is a huuuuuge turntable where the cows are trained to enter and exit three times a day to be milked. I think it holds up to 75 cows. It was quite the production.