Just Ask Me.
I am not gonna lie to you. This whole dairy farming thing is not always as pretty as a picture and sure as hell gets kind of messy. But for those of us who choose this way of life as the way we make our living the messy bit is an acceptable part of the bargain and we always manage to find a way to take a pretty picture. Just ask any farmer. Just ask me.
The work can be hard. The hours can really stink. The problems can seem overwhelming. But the rewards immeasurable. The greatest portions of our days are usually consumed with one thing, and one thing only-caring for our animals. And like everything else on the farm it is not always pretty and it gets kind of messy, but it is a priority. Because that’s our job. Because our cows deserve no less. And because being a good farmer is good business. Ask any farmer. Just ask me.
Even before an animal is born we have already committed ourselves, through our care of their mum, to ensuring that they will have a good life and it is a commitment that is our priority, as it is on any farm. On any good farm. If it’s a concern of yours then you need to talk to a farmer about their commitment to their animals. Just ask me.
When you visit our farm and meet our family of cows and calves you can see that they are well cared for. If you are worried about them then you need to ask someone whether they are okay. If you are concerned that one of them needs something to make their lives more comfortable then ask their farmer. Just ask me. I’m their farmer. I will tell you the truth. It may not be the truth you want because sometimes it isn’t pretty and sometimes it’s messy, but I will tell you and you will know the truth. Just ask me.
And if you are a farmer you need to answer these questions. You need to take the time. If you open your farm gates to your neighbours you are sharing your love of farming and your animals. And if you open yourself up to your neighbours, and beyond, tell your story and talk about how animal care is one of the most important jobs as a dairy farmer because that’s what leads to high-quality, wholesome milk. And if you are not a farmer you need to ask one how they make quality milk and how committed they are to animal care. Just ask me.
If you have a question about landing a satellite on a comet. Don’t ask me. If you want to know the secret to life. Don’t ask me. But if you want to know how much we farmers care for our cows and just what our commitment to them is, then just ask a farmer. Just ask me.