WOW! I cannot believe the overwhelming response I have received from one simple post. I never would have guessed my post would reach over 15,000 people (and counting), receive hundreds of likes, comments and shares. Many of you have been encouraging me to share my experiences of life on my family dairy farm and this post finally gave me the courage to do that.
I hope by sharing, it will give people a better understanding and appreciation for agriculture. Dairy farming is not just a business to me, it is a way of life. Below I have included my original post about the dedication of our dairy farmers caring for their cows during winter storm Goliath.
To all the animal activist,
I wish you understood how much we care about our cows. I wish you knew that my husband, brothers, dads, uncles, family and friends got up this morning at 2am to go to the dairy in a blizzard with 65mph winds, -16°F wind chill, lightning and 6′ snow drifts. They had to leave their families and children (some families had no power) so our cows could have food and water. They went out to take care of our cows the best that they can. And they did this after working a full day on Christmas Eve and Christmas! They do all of this because they care about the health and safety of every animal on our FAMILY farm! I wish you knew.
New Mexico Milkmaid