Just a friendly reminder that June is dairy month. Not that this month is any different from the rest. We consume dairy like it’s going out of style. A gallon of milk a day. Icecream is an absolute. Milkshakes soothe the heart, soul, and mind. Cheese is a staple in my kitchen. We are sold on dairy. Earl Troyer got milk 071    Just to show you how committed we are. We took this picture a few years back. We had so much fun. Earl Troyer got milk 056     Oh my, the kids were still weenie. Notice the milk mustaches. Yep, we did it all.Earl Troyer got milk 040.jpg     We all had “mad cow” back then already. It just gets worse as the years go by. That’s not a good sign. Earl Troyer got milk 078.jpg     Shooter is still with us. We never put tags in her ears because they were perfect and Earl didn’t want to mess them up. She definitely looks a little older today but she’s just as feisty as ever. I tried to talk to her tonight while milking but she was being moody. Whatever. 013.jpg      Beware. Barbara is watching you. If she doesn’t think you’re drinking or eating enough dairy, she will “tattle” on you. It won’t be pretty. She’s little but mighty. 060.jpg     In fact………the whole herd is watching you. So be careful. You don’t have a chance. They have eyes in the back of their heads. I promise.005.jpg     The cows are out grazing trying to make more milk. I told them that June was their month to shine. They promised that they would behave and produce as much milk as possible. Good girls!023.jpg     Watch out for the Troyer kids. They’re watching you like a hawk. Are you drinking milk? Are you eating enough dairy? They will hunt you down and find you. Farm kids are mean and tough. Fair warning………………..Carol

P.S. I found this article in the Farm Talk, a weekly magazine that Earl gets.

“All I Need to Know About Life I Learned From A Cow”

1. Wake up in a happy mooo-d.

2.Don’t cry over spilled milk.

3.When chewing your cud, remember: There’s no fat, no calories, no cholesterol and no taste.

4. Turn the udder cheek and mooo-ve on.

5. Seize every opportunity and milk it for all its worth.

6. Never take any bull from anybody.

7. Always let them know who’s bossy.

8. Stepping on cowpies brings good luck.

9. Black and white is always an appropriate fashion statement.

10. Don’t forget to cow-nt your blessings every day.