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Sun, 01-16-2011 - 1:07pm

Mom

1. Do you work outside the home? If so what do you do?

2. Is JJ your only child? If not names and ages?

3. Do you

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Registered: 07-24-2008
Mon, 01-17-2011 - 8:19am

Mom

1. Do you work outside the home? If so what do you do? We are dairy farmers, so I milk every morning and bring the kids to the barn every night to help with other "littler" jobs while FIL does the actual milking and I can have the kids in the tub before bedtime

2. Is JJ your only child? If not names and ages? Nope, we have Riley age 5, and Logan age 3

3. Do you

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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 5:13pm
Are your dogs protective of the kids when they are in the barn with the animals? One of my bils dogs is always with the boys when we go to the farm dogs and I'm just wondering if it's a "farm" dog thing or the breed.
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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 6:15pm

Sort of....we have two Labrador Retreivers. We like the breed because they are known for their gentleness and for being pretty laid back (though we never trust them completely, and don't allow gavin alone with them when they are eating or sleeping regardless) If a stranger comes in the yard, they bark non-stop, and tend to stick close to the boys if they don't know the person.

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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 7:38pm
I would never leave the boys alone with the dogs either. I look forward to having a don't but don't want one for years. Do you bottle feed your calves? I bet the boys just love having the calves to play with.
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Tue, 01-18-2011 - 8:40am

We try to get our calves drinking from a pail right from birth, even though it is a pain in the butt and totally against their nature.

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Tue, 01-18-2011 - 11:52am
I knew when they got older they drink from the pails but I wasn't sure when they started doing it. We have a friend with a dairy farm and I loved going to "play" there. Lol. That is all I really do on the farm. How many cows do you have?
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Tue, 01-18-2011 - 12:07pm

awwww i need to bring the girls to visit. sounds like fun (well, not working it, but playing there hehe)

what have you noticed is the biggest difference in Gavin from your other two?

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Tue, 01-18-2011 - 3:30pm
How does a dairy farm work? Do the cows go out to pasture and in everynight? How do you count all the cows? Do you eat your cows? Do you see them as your pets?

If you wondering about all the cow questions, When I've driven threw Wyoming and they have miles and miles of cow fields with no barns. And I'm always wondering and pondering how the farmers know if the cows get sick or stolen. How they find food in the winter. This has bothered me since 2008. LOL
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Wed, 01-19-2011 - 2:51am

Lisa will you have your boys "work" on the farm at all? I know most kids would absolutely love that. :)

I would love to see Gavin doing his coffee table dance and I know Francesca & Angelina would love to join him.

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Wed, 01-19-2011 - 1:10pm

We have well over 100 head of cattle, but only milk 75-80 at a time.

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