**WARNING: There are a few graphic photos***
We took a trip to Fair Oaks Farm today. We were chilly when we got there and asked Mommy for our jackets.
I love my big brother. Today he was actually niceâ€¦ most of the time!
We took a bus tour of the dairy farm. For safety of the cows we are not allowed to have any contact with them.
We drive part way through the feeding barns.
We saw some week old calves. I was sad that they weren’t with their mommies anymore.
They have the largest milking carrousel in the US. It holds 72 cows and takes 8 minutes for a round trip.
After the tour of the dairy farm we went to the play area and had fun. This was called the “String Cheese Maze”.
We raced tractors. I couldn’t quite figure it out.
They had a giant inflatable pillow you could jump on.
The street light changed to yellow and we headed over to the birthing barn. There is a street light that tells what the cows progress is: red-nothing, Yellow-Hoves and Green- RUN It’s a comin’!
We got a great seat right in the front.
There were two cows in the birthing stalls.
Here comes the amniotic sac.
Mom then started the video camera as the other cow was further along and the staff came in to help the calf out of the mama. Below is the first baby born of the day in the birthing barn. It was born at 11:13 and weighted 84lbs!
YEAH baby cow!
We went back out to play for a while and I wanted to go back and check on the cow later.
We had milk from the farm.
Awwww, baby cow!
We each bought a stuffed baby calf.
We had an awesome day. I was so happy to see the baby calf born. I wanted to stay and watch more but Breighton wanted to go play.