A Michigan Fall
Now that the crops are safely and carefully stored away, and our calving season has slowed down dramatically, we are enjoying a little bit of free time. Our family was able to sneak away from the dairy farm to one of our favorite fall locations — Copper Harbor. We’ve also been traveling around the Upper Peninsula to watch our son, Jacob, play football. Steve and Levi have spent many late afternoons communing with nature in their bow hunting stands.
It hasn’t been all relaxation around our farm, though. We have been checking all of our tractors to make sure they have antifreeze for the cold months ahead. We also have been inspecting our 12 waterers in the barn to make sure their heaters are working properly so the cows have fresh water steadily flowing all winter. The curtains have been put back into position on our barns so we can adjust them to keep out the frigid winter air that will soon be on its way.
We are loving the crisp beauty of fall and so are our cows. This brisk fall weather is the optimum temperature for our herd and they are thriving.