Cows, Cheese, Brats &….

Wisconsin Cows-1

Northern Wisconsin – Cows

Of course farming and dairy are very much a part of the heart of America. What State do you think of when you see cows?  Usually, except for my west coast friends, it is Wisconsin. My wife was born there so we return often. She recently got a refrigerator magnet there that proclaimed that Wisconsin is Cows, Cheese, Brats, & Beer. That isn’t very far off the mark for how I see it…

Cows, Cheese, Brats &….

Wisconsin Cows-1

Northern Wisconsin – Cows

Of course farming and dairy are very much a part of the heart of America. What State do you think of when you see cows?  Usually, except for my west coast friends, it is Wisconsin. My wife was born there so we return often. She recently got a refrigerator magnet there that proclaimed that Wisconsin is Cows, Cheese, Brats, & Beer. That isn’t very far off the mark for how I see it…

Wisconsin Cows…..

Northern WI – The Dairy Industry

I know there is a State currently hanging onto the west side of our country that claims to have happier cows than those in Wisconsin but I kind of thing that is just advertising rhetoric. The cows we come across regularly on our annual trek across northern Wisconsin seem to be pretty happy critters. And they make some darn fine cheese too. 🙂

Happy Fall 2010!

Here it is the first day of fall. I will be glad to see the summer heat finally dissipate. Yesterday was 96 degrees and tomorrow is supposed to be in the 90s again so I guess we will have to wait a while for cooler temperatures. The picture below were taken in late October 2009. No, we don’t usually have cows in our front year but it is an annual event for them to break out of their pasture nearby.  It seems that the grass is just greener on our side of the fence. (ha).

Speaking of cows….

Cow

We had an annual event occur today. At least it occurs about this same time every year for the last six or so.  A farmer’s cows from down the road broke out of the pasture and ended up grazing in our front yard. This year there were about six heifers and six calves.  I wasn’t thinking fast enough or I would have gotten some pictures of them for the blog.   Yvonne called our neighbor from across the road and she contacted the right person. In a matter of 15 minutes or so three young people showed up to herd them back to their home.  All it really takes is to entice them with a bucket of shelled corn.  They will follow anyone who has shelled corn. You know the old saying that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Well I guess the cows get that in the head about this same time every year.

So anyway the excitement is now over for the day and it is time to start mowing (at least that area that the cows didn’t take care of). 🙂