After that we went into the barn where the calves were waiting to be bottle fed. They were all eager and searching, just like an infant waiting to be nursed by her mother. The girls petted the calves as they continuously licked their hands. The barn smelled of hay, dirt and manure. Young kittens watched us, hoping for a spill. Another barn held the older calves who were being weaned, one area had four pregnant cows waiting to give birth. Always work to be done. It gave me a new appreciation for the farmer. There used to be 60 dairy farms in Rockingahm County, now there are four. It is a hard business, but one that our nation could not live without. A big thank you to the local farmer who works from sunrise to sunset. I am sure it's been a long while, if ever, that the Wright family has had a vacation.
|Cute little fellar waiting to be fed.|
|These mama cows are waiting to be milked.|