In March I tagged along on a little homeschool field trip that my sister put together. The group visited Dakin Dairy Farm in Myakka City, and it was a lot of fun! We toured the farm and got to witness the entire process of producing their delicious, fresh milk–from feeding the cows fresh grass to putting the milk in crates and preparing to ship it off. I really enjoyed learning all about it. At first I wondered about how the cows felt about the whole thing, but the big girls seemed quite content with their life. They know just what to do, where to go. And they look very relieved once they are milked! The smell, though, I could have done without. Stinky horses will always smell better than stinky cows, in my opinion! At the end of the tour, we got to sample some of the milk. It was delicious! I could have chugged down a whole gallon of the chocolate milk, but thankfully they were out and only had small bottles. lol
There were lots of other animals at the farm, too–massive pigs, a couple of tree-climbing goats, fluffy sheep, curious donkeys, and of course, some farm dogs. I had the most fun meeting the different animals and photographing them. I could have stayed there all day just sitting with the donkeys. I loved them!