"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
~Psalm 127:1

February 23, 2011

Getting Started

Welcome to my brand new blog.  I don't know how this all works yet, but I would love to show you pictures of life on the farm, especially of my favorite cows, the cute calves, and anything else that doesn't necessarily have to do with farm life that I happen to feel like writing.  My goal of this blog is to give you a small snapshot into what our life on the farm is like. 

My husband, Josiah, and I work on a dairy farm in PA with Josiah's dad, uncle, and grandfather.  We have 4 DeLaval VMS to milk 240 cows.  We like to call the cows "laser cows," because that is how the robot finds the cow's teats for milking, with a laser.  It's a really cool technology.

But even new technology does not make life on a farm easy.  The cows need a lot of care and surveillance to make sure that they are healthy and comfortable.  And all of the cows, from the youngest heifer or bull to the oldest milking cow need to be fed each day.  Cows eat and drink a surprising amount, but then again, they are quite large creatures.

We love life here on the farm.  And we especially like to eat and drink the tasty products that we help to create: milk, chocolate milk, ice cream, yogurt, cheese, butter, chocolate, and the list goes on and on.

Most importantly, our lives here on the farm are not about making money or becoming powerful.  We farm because we want to be good stewards of the land and resources that God has blessed us with. 

 "Unless the LORD builds the house,
   the builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city,
   the guards stand watch in vain."
 Psalm 127:1

1 comment:

  1. Great job Valerie. You captured and communicated the vision well. The picture of George made me miss him all over again. It's obvious that you are a lover of (your) man and animals! Let me know when you blog again. Love, Mum