Friday, April 9, 2010

Evie on the Farm!

Evie and I went to Hatcher Dairy Farm with our Mom's group this morning. It was so fun and we had beautiful weather. Hatcher Dairy is about 30 minutes from our house in College Grove. It was a scenic drive and totally worth the time. We met about 30 other Mama's and their babies. Evie has been saying MOO for awhile when asked what does the cow say. She loved hearing all of the cows MOO around her today. It was very child friendly as you can see from our pictures, we were able to get very close to the animals. Evie kept pointing at the cows and loved being on the farm. We learned a lot, watched some big kids feed the cow, saw where the cows are milked and learned about life on a farm. Hatcher Dairy has been around since the 1800's. I have seen their milk around town but never purchased it because it is so much more expensive than Horizon. Well, my trip to the farm, gave me a new perspective on it. We will start drinking Hatcher milk when it is available. I LOVE the idea of supporting a farm that has been around for so long and teaching Evie to support local business. Lucy Hatcher, our tour guide, reminded us why we can buy milk at Costco for $2 but that her farm cannot afford to sell their milk for such a low price. They have just recently started tours as a way to bring income to their farm. I am such a sap but got a little teary when we went inside Abe's Dairy. Abe was Lucy's father and she said it's such a pleasure to think how proud he'd be of the family today for keeping the farm in the family. I was excited to hear that the eighth generation of the family is being raised and encouraged to continue the family tradition!

I was impressed with the moms who have multiple children and how they juggle it all! Evie keeps me on my toes. She really enjoyed herself. I think her favorite part was petting Emma the cow. Emma is an older cow and was so gentle with the children. Emma must feel so overwhelmed to see thirty kids coming towards her. Sheep were on the farm and they were so calm. They were a big hit with the kiddos. Evie LOVED the chocolate milk. I let her try a taste at the farm and then bought some to bring home. It is delicious and made with pure cane sugar. Much better than high fructose corn syrup! The children also had the opportunity to make butter. Of course, Evie thought that was really great! We really enjoyed our trip to the farm.


  1. What a fun way to spend the day. Loved all the cute pictures!

  2. Yall always do such fun things! Evie is SUCH a pretty baby!

  3. What a fun day! It looks like Spring has sprung back home! Truly my favorite season!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,


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