Had shirt-tail relatives with a small dairy farm who lived across the creek from us when I was a kid. Will never forget hot homemade bread fresh out of the oven, slathered with fresh homemade butter. Good stuff.
Buzz on 12th July 2017 @ 9:07am
A Hood River version of Heidi, with cows instead of goats.
Since we can see power poles, this is probably someone's farm, but often times in the early days, the summer farm ground was needed for putting up hay, so someone would take the dairy cows to higher meadows and spend the summer with them. Or, because of the dry summer, grass became scarce, so the cows were moved around to grazing areas.
The cows might be left with their calves so no one had to milk, or the cows would be milked in the morning, saving the cream to make butter and the calves would eat in the evening.
A way of life that we have left behind due to electricity, irrigation, grocery stores, etc.
L.E. on 12th July 2017 @ 2:25pm