May you always have cows around!



I made this video a couple weeks ago, when the ground finally dried up just enough that we could let the cows out into their pasture.


Now don’t be fooled too much by this, within an hour the majority of the girls were back in the barn laying in their comfy stalls. I guess they are spoiled with the best of both worlds! We live in Wisconsin and trust me when I say that the cows do NOT want to be outside in the winter. They also really prefer to be inside their nice cool barn when it gets too hot out. A lot of folks seem to think that cows being inside is really bad but I don’t think that we should expect our animals to live outdoors in all kinds of weather unless we are also willing to give up conveniences like fans, air conditioning, heat or a roof over our head to protect us from the rain.

Inside or outside, I don’t think anyone can deny that our cows are happy and healthy!

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14 Comments on May you always have cows around!

    • Rita
      July 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm (6 years ago)

      I enjoyed it as well. I also have dairy cows and gosh, this is just how they are!! It’s so much fun watching them but yes, they always come back to the barn!!! Gotta love our Cows which we do!!! They are SPECIAL!! 🙂 Great Video!!!

  1. Ebru Karaismailoglu Yumurtaci
    July 3, 2013 at 2:43 am (6 years ago)

    This is just GREAT Carrie, thanks! You definitely made my day… I’ ll feel like the girls all day long. May we all always have cows around !!!

  2. Abby Swan
    July 3, 2013 at 5:44 am (6 years ago)

    I could have watched them all day 🙂 Loved the song. Nice cows.

  3. Terri Opgenorth
    July 3, 2013 at 8:45 am (6 years ago)

    The some was just perfect Carrie…I like that when it came on they really did start running around just like they were listening! I was smiling ear to ear during the whole thing. Nice job!

  4. Kelly M. Rivard (@KMRivard)
    July 3, 2013 at 9:21 am (6 years ago)

    I love this so much. Thanks, Carrie! Hope you and the girls have a great Fourth of July and enjoy a beautiful Midwestern summer!

  5. the south dakota cowgirl
    July 3, 2013 at 9:24 am (6 years ago)

    They were pretty excited to be given their “free”. hehe. I love cows.

  6. Diane Loew
    July 3, 2013 at 9:47 am (6 years ago)

    Love it!

  7. Stephany
    July 3, 2013 at 1:55 pm (6 years ago)

    LOL I love this video! Those cows look like they are having so much fun!!!!!

  8. MommyPerks
    July 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm (6 years ago)

    I recently toured two dairy farms as a part of my job. I did a write up on this that included a chat between Rick (hubby) and myself. I asked him the same thing: “Why can’t the cows just be outside all day long? Don’t they WANT that?”

    Rick replied (from my post): “Cows are boring, Shara. They don’t lead an exciting life out in nature. They stand there. That’s what they do. They stand. Here, they are given showers, sprinklers to stand under, 72 degree temps rather than 115, shade, constant food, a pedicure center, full-time on call doctors to treat any illness and time with their friends. If you were a cow, what would you choose? Would you rather stand outside in 115 temps with no shade, looking for your own food? Or would you prefer to be taken care of and never have to worry about where your meals were coming from?”

    I can’t view your video right now because my darn Firefox is acting up. I’ll come back later, however, because I’m very excited to see your entertaining bovine on video. I go to our local dairy farm weekly for the farmer’s market and I tried to snag an interview with a cow last week. They pretty much blew me off. I showed them my Chick-Fil-A cup, too, so they would know I was on their side. Didn’t help.

  9. klierstructuralmovers
    July 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm (6 years ago)

    Nice post on a nice blog. We are grazers so we might completely agree on cows outside, but I agree yours do look healthy! I’ll keep watching your blog. We are starting ours soon.

  10. Weekend Cowgirl (@WeekendCowgirl)
    July 4, 2013 at 10:33 am (6 years ago)

    My girls say they will trade places with your girls because the comfy stall sounds really good to them!!!!