This is a sponsored post. I was paid for travel, but all opinions are my own.
Last week we had the opportunity to attend a little blogger tour of our local Dairy Farm – Pappy’s Farm! Mom It Forward partnered up with the Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada to make this fun event happen. My girls had a blast!
I love taking my girls to new places and events where they can learn more about the world around them. I have never been to a dairy farm before so I was excited to be able to take my girls. And they were so good! Especially when I got there super early because I miscalculated the travel time…whoops! They loved seeing all the cows and playing with the farm dog while I learned tons of interesting information about how a dairy farm works. Kami kept saying “Moo!” to all the cows, but luckily they didn’t seem to mind.
We saw baby cows, expecting cows, milking cows, where they milk the cows, where they store the milk, what they feed the cows, and more!
Some interesting things I learned were that each cow can produce 40-60 pounds of milk per milking and they are milked twice a day! So 80-120 pounds of milk per cow a day! Isn’t that amazing?! They said the cows know when it’s time to be milked and come to be milked – well I can see why with all that extra weight being carried around!
The milk is picked up every two days and this particular farm sends their milk to a local place to mostly make cheese. Started in 1926, Pappy’s farm was started by Greek immigrants and has been passed down to the next generations. They were all super friendly! Here’s Harry and Helen who run the dairy and were great hosts!
It’s important to support our local farmers because of how hard and expensive it is to run a farm these days. I never realized how much it costs to run a farm. The price of feed has risen dramatically among many other things. Plus it’s a great place to take your children to learn about hard work and what goes into the food they eat and drink!
We ended the tour with some delicious food and flavored milk. Clo may have spilled most of her chocolate milk all down her shirt…
Lindsey from Mom It Forward was so nice to my girls and helped me along the tour with my two kids and stroller. Thanks Lindsey! You’re awesome!
And I know it’s been a good day when both my girls fall asleep in the car on the way home.
See if you have a local farm or dairy nearby and if you can take a tour with your kids!
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