A few weeks ago I saw that Organic Valley going to be celebrating opening their new creamery in McMinnville by doing a free farm tour, with a free lunch at the creamery. I knew my kids would love going to see the farm, so I reserved us a spot.
Today was the day of the tour and the kids LOVED it.. Had my mom come along because Paul had plans with some buddies to go hiking.
First time on a school bus for all of them except Zander.
in front of me
I got to share a seat with Ryker and Katara and Grandma sat in a seat across from me.
Attempting to "milk" the cow.
its really hard!!
After just watching and observing for about 5 min, a couple of the ladies just came on over and started talking to the kids. It was sooooo great.
We planted "pasture" to take home.
These ladies had special red bands around their ankles to show that they are due to give birth soon and are not to be milked. I don't remember how long the farmer said they keep them out from the milking barn once pregnant, but I want to say it was between 60-70 days. And if you were wondering, a cows gestations is 9 months.
Testing the milking machine on our fingers. You could feel the pulse it uses on the cows. So cool
I just love this. Pretty great company!
We got to see some recent calfs too!
Lunch at the creamery! Hot dogs, salad, watermelon, beans and of course CHOCOLATE MILK!
Kids just hanging out!
Some Drezden Photography!
"mommy, I was trying to take a picture of my self, but its not working."
Here let me help.
What a great time we had!! Free activities are always nice. We even got to take home a pound of butter!