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18 April 2010

Farm Country

It's true.  I live in the middle of corn and soybean fields, farms, and barns. 
 I live in Indiana. 
 As much as I would love to tell you I live in an awesome urban city like NYC or Paris, I don't and probably never will.  I say probably as if I ever get the chance I am outta here. My family keeps me here and family is everything to me.

  Yesterday Mom and I attended Ag Day for our county.  Ag is Agriculture and that is what Indiana is all about.  We toured a local greenhouse/nursery and also a Dairy farm. 
 The highlight of the Dairy farm was seeing a three hour old calve. The lowlight was the smell and I hope I didn't offend anyone by putting my scarf over my nose.
 These calves are 2 days old and still getting around on wobbly legs. 
 This is the udder room and a big process.  This farm has 800 cows and milk them three times a day.  The funny thing is I don't like dairy products very much and have to have a lot of chocolate in my milk to be able to drink it.  When I was a kid and 'forced' to drink my milk I would always hold my nose closed to help disguise the taste.
Kinda hard to tell what this is......it's the back of the cow's legs while being milked by the machinery.
MOOOOOOO

The greenhouse is awesome and an environment I love.....and much better smelling.
Seedlings being watered..............

Tomatoes and other veggies ready for gardens.
Mom getting a whiff of vanilla scented helitrope..............
And a new variety of petunia that I must have.....after our frost free date in May.
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4 comments:

  1. That is a good looking manure spreader in your first picture. You must believe me when I say dairy air is better than cattle air! Loved the greenhouse--can't wait til time to set things out here in Zone 5. ♥♫

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  2. They have a huge agricultural show in Paris too, if you can believe it. I've been a couple of times. Mostly animals.

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  3. The calf looked so cute! I imagine it did smell although I think I would take that over the chicken houses they used to have around here! That petunia is gorgeous! Do you have the name of it? I love looking at all the different new plants. Thanks for showing!

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  4. Those new petunias are so pretty - I must look for them. By chance did you get the name Mandy?

    Heliotrope - I love that flower - your mom looks so cute checking the perfume!

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