October 7th: I was fortunate to be able to go with Zoe's kindergarten class on a field trip to Dyecrest Dairy in Fort Collins. We had a great time learning about the cows and the dairy. Dyecrest has over 3000 head of cattle and is one of the largest registered herds in the country. They milk the cows three times a day and we were able to go into the milking room..which was noisy! We also learned about what the cows eat, and we were able to see some calves...it was a fun day!
The kids were able to go into the shed they keep the different food in for the cows and were allowed to feel all of it. This was one of the kids favorite places to visit!
This was another favorite of the class...we were able to walk all around the area they had calves which were between 1 and 60 days old. Most were skittish, but we were able to find some that would let us pet them and they would also suck on our fingers!