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Saturday, 30 July 2016

The Dairy Farm



The dairy farm we visited was huge - there were over a thousand cows being milked around the clock.

These are Holsteins, their milk yield is high.


Waiting to go to the milking parlour

Enjoying supper!


On another part of the farm we saw the cows and calves. It was staggering to see the number of calves in their little pods.




The working farm and its barns


A few more Michigan barns which had the quilt squares on the gables.





Linking with Eileen's Saturday's Critters HERE

Tom's Barn Collective HERE


Thanks to our hosts, Eileen and Tom

Have a great weekend!

28 comments:

  1. Many dairy farms today have become dairy factories.

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  2. Lindas tuas fotos! De volta das férias, recomeçando...beijos, chica

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  3. That is a huge dairy operation. The huts are veal aren't they?A barn was a big playground for me as a child so I always like them.

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  4. Hello, I love the cute cows. Wonderful barn shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Sweet faces those cows have and the barn shots, wonderful! I haven't seen a barn with a quilt design yet. That is a pleasure I have yet to have. I am back from my blog break and am catching up ever so slowly. We had a family bereavement and have only just returned home.

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  6. almost in my homeland of wisconsin. :) yes, very holstein heavy in that area. :)

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  7. Wonderful country shots. I always love to spot a barn with a barn quilt. Those are two great ones. That first close-up of the Holstein makes me smile!

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  8. Nice variety of barns. The cows were calling me this week too.

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  9. That must have been very interesting. I only recall seeing a big dairy operation once in my life back in Illinois when I was much, much younger. I have a vivid memory of the milking barn and all the modern equipment used to hook up to the cows to get the milk. I love that top photo!

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  10. Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
    Andarilhar

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  11. That does look like a big dairy! I still remember visiting my first dairies in Kansas back in 2002 and seeing how they milked the cows. It was pretty neat. Awesome to see the barn quilts. Here in Grundy County there are a lot as well, so neat to see them in another state too!

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  12. Beautiful photos Christine. Looks like an interesting place to visit. I love the cow in the first photo.

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  13. That first photo is fantastic! I love cows!

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  14. Great close up picture of the cow. You know I like cows. : )
    The dairy farm I walk past is tiny compared to that one!!!
    I've seen those quilt patches on some of the barns around here too.

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  15. With that many cows they would need to milk constantly to get it all done each day.WOW!

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  16. Love the barn quilts. I've seen many in North Carolina and painted a smaller version for our beach house. Enjoyed your farm tour.

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  17. Love those barn patch-quilts. That is a huge dairy farm, my word. Almost a milk factory.

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  18. I drink milk even at my advanced age, so believe me I didn't mean that comment to sound unfriendly (after I saw it, I thought it sounded like I was complaining).

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  19. Such an interesting visit to a large dairy farm. Cows are cute and interesting animals.

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  20. I've never seen pods like that. You'd think they would get really hot and smelly. - Margy

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  21. Hi Christine.

    That is certainly a very big cows organization.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  22. Awww, the cows are so lovely - I love their long eyelashes. Lovely shots here and thank you so much for the kind comments. I'm following your blog now. - Tasha

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  23. Christine, your recent trip is one that I would like to take. You found some wonderful barns, the quilt blocks are lovely. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.

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  24. Interesting barns and love the cow photos, too!
    Have a great week!

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  25. heheheee I like your cow shots. What a neat farm

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