dairy farm tour

I am fortunate to have a good friend back in the area for a year while her husband is deployed. Since she has been out of state for so long, it is nice to be able to see her and her kids more than just once, maybe twice a year. 

Last week I went with them to visit my cousin's dairy farm. Before they got there, I went out to the barn with Katie [my cousin] to see the kittens. They are not so little anymore, but they are crazy hyper and fun to play with [even if they sneak up on you, crawl up your back and chew on your hair]. 

Upon arrival, the kids seemed a little shy. The cows were not that interesting and they wanted to see the cats. The farm was stinky. But given a little time, they warmed up - especially when Katie got the Ranger out for us to drive around in. 

Towards the end of the Ranger ride around the farm, the kids helped deliver lunch to Katie's father-in-law. Afterwards, we went back to the house for our own lunch. 

As soon as the two older kids were done eating, they went straight to the cornfields to look for cats. Surprisingly they found Lily Bean and followed her around for a bit.

It seemed as though everyone had a fun day. So watch out Katie, we may be back!

breakfast on the farm

As most people know, or should I say, as most Wisconsinites know, June is Dairy Month. Personally I'm a bit more excited about June being adopt a cat month, but let's be honest - my love for cheese is almost as great as my love for cats.

To celebrate during the month, there are a lot of farms around the state that host Breakfast on the Farm. Many [and I mean MANY] people line up to eat some favorite breakfast foods - eggs, pancakes, sausage, cheese, and of course ice cream. 

This morning we took my parents to the breakfast being held in Lake Mills. 

We waited in line for around an hour, but as the line inched forward, Eric and I would take off to see different animals while my parents held our spot in line. 

First we went to the calf barn!

Afterwards we went to stand in line again.


We saw baby goats and had to go check them out along with a few other animals. 

Can you believe how cute that little guy is?! Let's look at another picture of him. 

I'm obsessed.  


Finally we reached the food barn. Time for breakfast! 

Some nice breakfast music. 

The one time a year where you don't have to feel guilty having ice cream after breakfast, because everyone else is doing it too.

Mom and Dad made a chocolate shake with the ice cream and chocolate milk.

Aaand, back to the goats.

Don't worry - if you missed out this weekend, there are still a few other places around Wisconsin to go have a dairy breakfast yet this month. Check it out