Saturday, July 4, 2020

Dora's Eggs

Dora is a chicken. Since I grew up on a farm with cows and chickens, I like to read about chickens too!


Dora loved her eggs. She thought they were beautiful and wanted everyone to come and see them, but what changed her mind?


Just like Dora, we love when there are new babies on our farm.


 Every new calf  (or kitten) born seems as exciting as the first one! 


And every new calf is just as cute (or cuter) than the last.


Little Animals Lost

The animals in today's story have a problem. 


They went on an adventure but couldn't remember how to find their way home.


Let's find out what happens.


Here's some of the numbers Farmer Sara was talking about in the video. We use these numbers to keep track of which barn each of our animals is in. We also use these numbers to record information about each of our animals. We record things like, their birthday, who their parents are, if they have been sick, if they needed medicine, or if they needed a veterinarian. Our animals don't need to worry about getting lost. We keep track of them, and a whole lot more!


Anywhere Farm

We grow all the food for our animals on Bremer Farms. We also grow much of the food we eat!


This book shows all the places and all the ways you could have an Anywhere Farm.


The farmers in this book need the same things Bremer Farms need to start growing food.


Whether it's growing food for people,


or growing food for animals,


it all starts the same way. Feeding animals just takes a lot more seeds and a lot more soil!

Farming by Gail Gibbons

By now I bet you know that dairy farmers milk their cows every day. It doesn't matter if it is a holiday, a weekend or the farmers birthday.

Do you know what farmers do during each of the seasons of the year? Today's book explains all types of farms, and what happens during each seaon.


Each season there are inside and outside chores. Here's another look at some of what happens at Bremer Farms in Spring-


Summer-


Fall, and


Winter.


Sailor Moo Cow At Sea

Little Moo was craving an adventure. She boarded a ship and went out to sea. (This is not a true story.)


Was she content after her adventure? Let's watch and then we'll head to my kitchen.


Mozzarella Sticks

3 tablespoons flour
2 eggs
1 tablespoon water
1 cup dry bread crumbs
2 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
12 sticks string cheese
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce, heated

Place flour in a shallow bowl. In another bowl, beat eggs with water. In a third bowl, combine bread crumbs and seasoning.


Coat each cheese stick with flour, then dip in egg mixture, and coat with bread crumb mixture. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.


Drizzle with butter. Bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes Let cool 3-5 minutes before serving. Serve with marinana for dipping. 4-6 servings.



Friday, July 3, 2020

The Day The Cow Sneezed

KA-CHOW!
Did you ever wonder what would happen if a cow sneezed?


I hope it's not as terrible as this books says it is. Oh my, the trouble that sneeze caused!


If we hear a sneeze on Bremer Farms, or a cough, or a sniffle, we make sure we watch that cow or calf very carefully. We check our animals several times each day to make sure that they are healthy, and if they are a bit "under the weather," we give them the extra care they need to feel better. 

Dinosaur Farm!

Is there such a thing as a Dinosaur Farm? Do they grow dinosaurs?


Let's find out.


Farmer Sara did a great job giving us an idea of how big dinosaurs were. 
Who knew that our big calf milk bottle was the same size as many dinosaur eggs?


Did you ever imagine that a dinosaur could be taller than our 20+ foot corn bin?
Me neither!