Monday, March 16, 2015

A Visit to the Farm

On Saturday we visited a dairy farm about an hour north of Fort Worth. I have been waiting to go for weeks, because I really wanted my husband to come along too since it was our first trip out there. A scouting trip of sorts. I called the dairy farmer before we drove out to see if he was available to show us around and if my kids could look at his animals. There are not only cows on his farm, he also has pigs, bunnies, and even a litter of 10 puppies. We had such a great time, we stayed for nearly 3 hours. Mr Steadham showed us around and explained what steps he takes each time he milks his cows. He also talked to us about how he is against GMOs and refuses to use any GMO feed for his animals. The farmer makes raw cheese, and sells free range eggs, along with raw milk and cream. In his little shop he sells grass fed beef and pastured pork products. I was very impressed with how clean everything was and that Mr. Steadham cared so much about what goes into our food! It was refreshing to say the least. When we first arrived he offered us all a glass of milk as he was pouring milk into gallon jugs to sell, he poured each of our kids their own cup to sip. Here are some pictures we took while we were there.

 Dry Valley Dairy
 Mr. Steadham was quite the character
The kids drank their milk with chocolate and strawberry syrup
 30 lb blocks of cheese
 The piggies were SO cute!!
 4H Rabbits raised by Mr. Steadham's daughters
 The cows coming in from grazing to get a drink

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