Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fall in Full Swing

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

We had a cool and wet summer in Virginia this year so seeing blue sky has been a welcome change this month. It's hard to believe October is coming to a close already! Fall is always busy around the farm but this year it has been moving at a blinding pace it seems. We had our first frost last week which was followed by a dusting of snow 3 days later. The excitement of snow has worn off a bit since there is never a 2 hour delay at a dairy farm :) The silage is finally done and we are in the midst of building a new calf barn (a feature on it will be coming soon). I hope everyone can spend a few minutes today admiring the beauty of October! Happy Wednesday everyone!

Friday, October 25, 2013


 Envision it if you can. A gentle breeze, a blue sky, cows grazing on the hillside. A tractor hums, a calf is bawling, a dog is meandering.  While not every day on a dairy farm is this picturesque, there is something about it that can't be mimicked, where work and beauty are so intertwined in a pace so constant. My goal for this blog is to give you a glimpse into everyday life on a dairy farm and share our experiences with you. That you may know the compassion we have for our animals, the hours spent tending a crop that's yield is beyond our control, to answer the questions you may have and to share that beautiful harmony of work and beauty with all who pass this way. Welcome to Harmony on the Hillside!