A very simple start to a journey which has been nothing short of an amazing adventure.
In 2009 when we lent our trailer to a friend, upon the return of the trailer it had 4 little week old heifers on it. Who we promptly named Tippy, Tabitha, Tanzi and Toastie, two of these four who started our love of cows are still with us to do this day. Not knowing a great deal about cows we had a long journey ahead but we were bright eyed at the idea of having our very own cows to milk one day, little did we know what was in store for us. It has been a long journey full of happiness and sadness, stresses and then finding the calm of farm life, we will get there ….. maybe we will arrive when the cows come home.
From day one we had a dream …. we were here to do things differently and ethically. We knew that we were going to be a family run business and we would ensure every cow that we welcomed to this farm lived a full and happy life. In some cultures it is believed that cows are sacred animals and we treat them as such, they are not merely a number they have names …they are a part of our daily lives and family. They are, we think, sentient beings ….each with her own feelings emotions and character.
This is the main reason our calves stay with mom and are free to drink from ensuring we have happy healthy calves and for us there is nothing better than seeing the little ones running around and being as joyful as the day is long. We believe the bond they have with their mom is very important and they always remember each other. Although there is cost involved we use sexed semen to ensure we don’t get bull calves that on other dairy farms are culled.
We feed only grass NO GMO grains ensuring real olde fashioned milk
So we urge you to support our ethically produced milk products and you will receive the highest quality milk for no other reason than all the milk is produced for us with love and care by our very special girls.
Know where your milk comes from, not just the place but the animal, know that she produced the highest quality for you, and know that she didn’t have her calf taken away.
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