Awww Yeah… Adventures in Cow Milking!

We got up at the butt-crack of dawn to see a milking at The Fournier Farm, owned by Earl and Sue Fournier — it was so much fun!!
Here I’m taking a few minutes to get familiar with the cow. I asked Earl to pair me up with a nice one, preferably one that wouldn’t be likely to poop on me!
I’m totally milking a cow!!!!
Earl’s wife, Suzie, took us around the farm. We saw their amazing family garden, and now I’m inspired because I wish our garden looked as nice as theirs!
We also got to see where the calves are kept. This one was especially outgoing, and even let me feed her!

Up next, breakfast with Miss Vermont!!! A visit to a farm in New Boston, plus a short detour to Ben & Jerry’s!!


  1. Night Owl Mama says

    Holly WOW Look at you WtG. there's an experience I'll pass on. lol

  2. WooHoo! You got to milk a cow! That's so cool πŸ™‚ Love the garden pic too!

  3. It's an odd experience isn't it?

  4. This is so exciting!

  5. Dear Valerie,

    I toured a dairy farm a few times as a child, the one that we used to get our milk from.

    One of the calves started to eat my shirt. I was lucky to make it out fully clothed.

    I, for one, can't wait to see what comes next on the Frugal Family Farm Blog!


  6. An Almost Unschooling Mom says

    That is an impressive garden. It looks like a tremendous amount of work. Now I feel lazy, as well as inept πŸ™‚

  7. Cool! Where are you going in New Boston? My aunt and uncle have a CSA there… πŸ™‚ I'm loving hearing about your travels.

  8. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ An Almost Unschooling Mom — I know what you mean! I'm inspired to get my butt in gear with my garden, that's for sure! Theirs looks amazing!!

  9. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Alexa — Middle Branch Farm (Also a CSA!) Any relation?? What a small world!

  10. Artistmama says

    How fun milking a cow! My grandfather was a farmer so I watched him do it all the time. I never really wished to try it myself though. He used a milker and they sometimes tried to kick it off. I don't blame them!

    You look like you're having the best time!

  11. You are just having a blast!

  12. πŸ™‚ You look like you're really enjoying yourself and learning a lot. That's fabulous. Can't wait to see what comes next.

  13. Raising a Happy Child says

    You have way too much fun on this trip. I am sure there will be some new ideas for arts and crafts coming out of all the new experiences. Enjoy!

  14. Just Breathe says

    Exactly what time is butt crack?
    Sounds like fun and yum to Ben & Jerry's!

  15. excellent cow milking!