The Adventures at Dairy Day Camp

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First Day of Camp – Group Shot!

Last year we ventured into Summer Camps at “The Haven” and LOVED it!  The kids had a blast, we had positive feedback from all the parents and we had so much fun sharing what we do with the campers.

I thought I would sum up our weekly adventures through some great pictures of the kids!

Chores

We started off every morning with chores, making sure the girls had plenty to eat and then tidying up the barnyard.

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Each camper was assigned their very own calf for the week!

Brushing

The campers brushed their calves…

Bath Time

and bathed them everyday.

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They practiced leading the calves daily for the demonstration to friends and family at the end of the week.

Picking Packs

They “picked the pack” to make sure the calves had a clean and dry place to take a nap.

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They played games…

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and made friends.

Calf Feeding

They learned how to feed the babies…

Graining

and grain them….

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and even let them lick their fingers!

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They went on a hike…

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which ended with some excitement when we came out to loose heifers!

Drip Drip Drop

Played some more games,

Butter Making

and made their own butter!

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Went on a field trip to the main farm to see the calf barn.

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Even managed a little quiet time…sometimes.

Haven Chores

Did some more chores,

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and earned a Blue Ribbon!

We are very excited about our 2016 Dairy Day Camps!  We will be holding two weeks of camp this year:

  • June 27th through July 1st (5 days)
  • July 5th through July 8th (4 days)

The weeks will hold many of the same experiences that the campers had last year but we are planning to add some afternoon workshops as well.  These have not been finalized yet but the campers can expect to possibly hear from older 4-Hers, from service providers here at the farm such as our vet or hoof trimmer, and we are working on a great field trip!

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#farmlove #happycampers #happycows

Please email Clara for a camp registration or if you have any questions, cannot wait to get another group of amazing campers signed up!

email: fairmontfarmvt@gmail.com

www.fairmontfarminc.com/summer-camps/

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Exciting Heifers Selling this Spring!

Developing great cow families is something we feel very passionate about.  Our purchase of “The Haven” has allowed us to focus on producing fancy show-age heifers and high genomic heifers and bulls out of key cow families here at Fairmont Holsteins.

Haven Sign Winter

This year the results of all of our IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) work are evident, we are thrilled with all the heifers we have housed at The Haven.  After having great success last year, we are looking forward to what this year has to bring.

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“Fairmont McCutchen Maiden” wins the winter calf class at The Big E!

There will be many opportunities to purchase heifers over the year as we have several sale consignments lined up.


 

On Friday, February 12th, at the GTPI Type Sale 8th Edition in Leola, PA we will have 5 lots selling.  You can look for:

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Fluery Gen Sanchez Lovely-ET EX-92

Lot 25 – Fairmont Armani Love-ET (6/2/15)

Lot 26 – Fairmont Brokaw Lucille-ET (9/5/15)

Both these heifers have potential to be 6th generation Excellent!

The Dam, “Lovely”, topped the Lure of Lylehaven sale as a pick for $30,000 and produced over $55,000 in offspring sales through the Celebration of Lylehaven.


 

 

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VT-Pond-View Atwood Lady-ET EX-90

Lot 29 – Fairmont O Kaliber Lassa-ET (6/3/15)

This heifer is the pick of four full sisters and also has potential to be 6th generation Excellent!

 

 


 

 

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VT-Pond-View Gold April-ET EX-92

Lot 39 – Fairmont Sid Azalea-ET (9/3/15)

This heifer is the pick of four full sisters.

Her Dam, “April” goes back to MD-Delight Durham Atlee-ET EX-92 who is the Dam of “Atwood”.

 


 

 

HFK55669 Fairmont DTP Decade-ET

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Lot 40 – Fairmont Doorman Dulce (9/4/15)

This fancy, square cut heifer has a strong pedigree, her Dam “Decade” is VG-87 and the 2nd Dam through the 5th Dam are all Excellent.  Great show potential for this upcoming year.


 

Other upcoming Sales we will have consignments in:

  • CUDS Spring Classic Sale (3/19/16)
  • Swing into Spring Tag Sale (4/1/16)
  • Cobleskill Dairy Fashions Sale (4/2/16)
  • Woodcrest Bridge to Excellence (4/23/16)

Featured Cow Families:

  • Fluery Gen Sanchez Lovely-ET EX-92 (pictured above)
  • VT-Pond-View Atwood Lady-ET EX-90 (pictured above)
  • VT-Pond-View Gold April-ET EX-92 (pictured above)
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Co-op Moonboy Rescue-ET VG-85 +2621 TPI

FarmLove

 

In honor of February and Valentine’s Day, today I want to talk about #farmlove.  #farmlove is a hashtag you may have seen on several different social media outlets and was created to showcase what #farmlove means to farmers through pictures that only a farmer can capture.Cabot Logo

So what does #farmlove mean to us at Fairmont?  #farmlove comes in many shapes and sizes…these are a few of the things it can mean to us:

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#farmlove is when you are walking through the barn and the girls just want to give you kisses

 

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#farmlove is getting up bright and early no matter the weather so all the ladies are fed, 365 days a year

 

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#farmlove is getting so excited when a baby learns to drink on her own for the first time

 

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#farmlove is this baby being lucky enough to have two loving moms teach her to stand for the first time

 

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#farmlove is getting excited about genetics and speeding up genetic progress through IVF

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#farmlove is couples deciding to celebrate their marriage with us at the farm

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#farmlove is when everything comes together from the mating of a cow to raising the calf to teaching them to lead and you get a big win in the show ring

 

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#farmlove is when Lovely is just too cute and photogenic to not have her pose for every holiday of the year

 

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#farmlove is a class of kindergartners that are so excited to see a brand new baby

 

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#farmlove is when you are trying to take a picture and Anna just wants to show you love rather than posing