Last week, we introduced you to our tiny houseguest, Flat Aggie. She came to visit our dairy farm, to tour, take notes and pictures and then take it all back to her 1st Grade classroom to share what she had learned with her classmates. We were all very excited to have her stay with us and hope that she will visit again sometime!
I am so excited to tell you about my visit to this California dairy farm! I had so much fun with the two boys who live there! They were very nice and showed me everything they like about their farm. Cole showed me this brand new baby calf! It was born about an hour before this picture was taken. It was so cute!
After lunch, it was time to go and feed the baby calves. Check out their bottles! They are bigger than I am! Wow!
The orange stuff is rolled corn, just like corn on the cob, but dried and smashed flat. Farmer Chris let me put some cotton seed and rolled corn into little bags to bring back to class and show you!
This morning, I got up really early to go to the dairy and see this truck. It is called a milk truck and it comes every morning to take the milk that the cows make. The paper thing that looks like a clock is a recorder, it watches the temperature of the milk and writes it down. The milk has to stay cold all the time.
Remember when we asked Farmer Chris how he makes ice cream on his farm? He does not make any of that yummy stuff here, the milk is taken to special factories to make ice cream, cheese, yogurt, butter and other dairy products.
I am also bringing some goodie bags back to class to share with you! I had so much fun on the dairy farm! Farmer Chris said that we should be sure to send him any more questions that he can help us answer!
I miss you and can't wait to get back to class!
You can read about Flat Aggie's other ag-ventures at The House That Ag Built!