This morning, I woke up to this…..
…and had to remind myself that I was at the fabulous Tabor House Inn enjoying the Stonyfield Barnstorming Tour! Seriously, how lucky am I???
Then it was time for breakfast. An omelet made with local, organic eggs, goat cheese, and basil? AND…. BACON!!!! Umm… yes, please!!!
Breakfast always tastes so much better when someone else makes it for you, and this was no exception! Thank you, Jennifer!
Then, we had a “Cows 101” session with Nancy from Stonyfield, which helped to answer many of your questions. You can read more on my Twitter page, which I’ve been updating throughout the tour!
And then it was time to meet some cows!!! The first farm we visited today was Howmars Farm, which is owned by Jon and Karen Gates. What a super-friendly family!
Jon gave us a great tour of the farm, and explained the importance of rotational grazing, which gives the pasture time to recover and replenish the soil with nutrients. These are some VERY happy cows!
I even saw a cow named Emily!! Doesn’t the one next to her look like she’s smiling?
Jon let the cows out to new pasture, and they ran and leaped like a bunch of little kids!
We visited two more farms, but I’m saving that for another post — you won’t want to miss it! What a fantastic day!! And tomorrow morning – get this – I get to milk a cow!! I KNOW!!