Saturday, June 30, 2012

From Tall Buildings to Windmills and...{158}

Dear Miss Dinah,

From cows to cats.

That is pretty much the summary of our day's beginning and end.

It started at the Shatto dairy farm. We drove out to the dairy in the morning and got to sample all the different flavors of milk and get a glimpse of how the farm runs from milking the cows to processing and bottling the milk to sell.

Here you are with Miss Fiona who also took the tour.

Too bad you girls were a little young to try the cotton candy flavored milk.
Talking about pasteurization and homogenization
Flavors sold include: chocolate, strawberry, coffee, cotton candy, banana, orange cream, and of course, regular milk. They also make cheese and ice cream
Packing up the banana milk -- Mamma's favorite.
A little calf
1-2-3...charge! (You are actually still outside the fence)
Mamma milking the cow. You didn't seem surprised by what was happening. Old hat to you :)
This was the morning shift. They work from 2 am to 2 pm. Each cow gets milked twice a day and can produce anywhere from 7-16 gallons per day. We got to stick our thumb into the machine that milks the cows.

  We left the dairy and rode back (1.5 hrs) to our starting point, before departing on our trip to the other side of the state. It was just you and me this time, so we had to make a quite a few stops to eat or take a break, so we didn't get home until 9:30 pm. But when we walked in the door...

We found this friendly little face gazing back at us.
So we sat and gazed back. 

Yes, Daddy had gotten us a kitten while we were gone and you could not have been more pleased. He asked you what you wanted to name her and you said something (which I have no idea how to type - maybe Pzzo-Wzzo?) Daddy thought it was the perfect name.

You giggled and giggled, and chased PW around the house until we finally put you back to bed.

I love you,

Mamma <3