That Just Happened

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My husband says to me, “Oh yah, we were supposed to get back to Mary about reading at Kaylee’s (our daughter) school next week.” I said, “Didn’t I tell you??? You go in on Thursday at 2:00pm to read. Oh, and Katie has a cow costume you can wear too!!”

As you can imagine I hear from hubby…”I AM NOT READING IN A COW COSTUME!” hee hee hee. “Don’t worry, hunny, you’re not…I AM!”

So let me back up…My daughter’s school has a farm themed week and during this week they get to dress up, read books, and have their education materials focused around farm animals and country life.

Kaylee was very proud when her teacher announced to the class that I was coming to read and that SHE lived on a farm near school. The kids that ride her bus know a little of her rural livelihood when they see her craw out of the skid loader or the semi to get on the bus or when she gets picked up by the combine or tractor after school. I think her dad feels pretty proud about this too 😉

So my reading day rolls around and what I didn’t tell her was that I was coming dressed up in a Jersey cow costume!!! This is what I get as I walk into the class room…

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Can you hear her saying it??? "That Just happened?" I walk in all smiles and shes just glaring at me like, really??? really mom??? THIS is what you're going to do here?! All of her classmates thought I was GREAT!!! They were laughing and clapping and so it didn't take long until Kaylee clapped too and gave me half a smile!

I read…




I gave the kids some time for questions. “What happens if the machine gets stuck on the cow??” “What kind of ‘sores’ do they get when their yutters get too big?” “where do the babies come out from?” Seriously…I swear you could read them a book about the moon and they would STILL ask you where babies come from!

I loved every second of it because their little ears were wide open and they were so excited to hear about our farm life and ask all their questions.

When we got back home I asked Kaylee, “Were you embarrassed when I walked in dressed as a cow?” She said, “Yah kinda…I thought my friends were gonna make fun of me, but then they just made fun of you so it was ok!”

Thanks doll 😉




Late night thoughts

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After writing my last post I was thinking to myself that I may have to clarify something. Just a note that the conversation I had written was in condensed form. I don’t want anyone reading it to be confused by what I meant by “no hormones ” and “no antibiotics” in the milk.
At the time of processing and bottling of pasteurized milk, there can not be any traces of antibiotics in the milk. Even though the cow may have been treated with it for some disease, the milk is dumped during treatment and only non treated milk goes into the tank. We observe the proper withdrawl period, then before we add the cows milk back into production we do an on the farm testing to make sure there are no more antibiotics in her milk. The confusing thing about hormones in milk is that there ARE natural hormones the cow produces to make milk. Much like us humans. The difference may be that some farms use synthetic hormones to help keep her on a steady wave of production. Not necessarily to make more milk but to keep her at her peek milking amount for a little longer which doesn’t have any negative effects on the animal.
So, in short, to clarify…there are naturally produced hormones in the milk, and there are no traces of antibiotics in the milk you are drinking. Both organic and conventional


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