Milk Farm

Last week, my dad’s side of the family came to visit us from Texas, and we spent the holiday at an organic milk dairy farm in Point Reyes National Seashore. We had so much fun! I learned about milking cows and the technology they use to make sure how much food each cow gets. they use a little tag on the cows collar that gets scanned and gives the cow how much food it needs. Different cows need different amounts of food. For example, when they want to dry off a cow they give it different kinds of food. Then she can go to another pasture to get pregnant and make another cow for the farm.

The thing I liked most about the trip was having the experience of living on a farm. I thought it would be boring BUT IT WASN’T! It was freaking fun because I liked the cows. I even named #58 “Noodles.” I was thinking of a noodle basket at the time. We got to spend time with the calves and one of them tried to nurse my thumb. They thought it was an udder. It felt like sandpapery glue. I don’t know how the cows deal with that on their boobs! It feels so weird. I feel bad for the calves though, because they leave their mothers when they are two days old. Mothers are comforting to babies. So how do they take care of themselves when they are scared or sad?

After spending the time at the dairy, I feel better about drinking milk now that comes from a farm, because its freakin’ delicious. It seems clean enough, too, and the cows seem happy. I’d be a happy cow there.

After leaving the dairy farm, we went to Calistoga, where we went swimming at a hot springs spa. It was pretty relaxing. I was really disappointed, though, because I didn’t get to take a mud bath liked my mom got to take.


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