Dairy fresh, God holy

The nobility of what we do is never founded in the results of that work. The true nobility of work rests in the fact that we have it to do and put our best effort into it. My friend, life’s a story, stayed tuned for more on This Passing Day.

I once heard a dairy farmer friend of mine say,“The hardest thing about milking cows is that they never stay milked.” Day in and day out, repetition is the life of the dairy farmer. The tasks of maintaining, producing and doing it all over again the next day, are never ending. Whether that be a Sunday or a holiday, the cows come first. They always need to be milked.

If a dairy farmer doesn’t keep a positive attitude and employ diligence, the whole thing will fall apart in a flash. Yet, rep- etition and sameness have a way of undermining attitude and diligence when the cow’s needs, apparent as they seem, become all too familiar, even unimportant in a way. The perspective on what makes a dairy farm tick can become pretty blurred when “the cows never stay milked.”