Ferdinand Indiana Dairy Barn Hosting Free Open House to Celebrate National Dairy Month
Driving through any midwest rural area and you see a cow.
What's the first thing that comes out of your mouth?
Yep, that's right...
Growing Up a 'Cow' Girl
Dairy cows were kind of a big part of my childhood. Long before I was born, my grandparents owned a dairy barn in Northern Wisconsin. My grandfather was also a logger so he'd get up really early and go milk the cows and then cut down trees all day then go home and milk the cows again. Blech. Sometimes when I think life is getting to be too much, I think about my grandfather milking those cows and I immediately remember that whatever seems overwhelming is pretty much just a speck.
Though I didn't grow up with the cows, I grew up in that barn with all the old milking equipment. So, when a few years ago I had the pleasure of touring Cheney's Dairy Barn outside of Bowling Green and seeing how (almost everything) is computerized and run by robotics, I thought about how much my grandpa would have enjoyed seeing it - and sleeping in.
If you've never been to a working dairy barn, I highly recommend it. Educating yourself and your kids on how their food is produced is important. And you can do that (for free) this Saturday, June 25, 2022.
In a Facebook event, the Lindauer family is welcoming the general public to their barn for an open house: