Jennifer gives milking a try.
Manure management is an ongoing effort at the dairy. This manure lagoon, better looking through the lense of my camera, produces a high-quality fertilizer after processing that is then spread onto farm fields.
On the other side of the lane, another lagoon. This one holding a cleaner version of water from the manure lagoon. After processing, the water is ready to use once again around the farm. After mucking through yards and barns, we were glad to use this high-pressured hose to end our tour!
More photos from Veen Huizen Farms.
~~~~~Ten Mile Creek Watershed Restoration Project, including restoration efforts along the Four Mile Creek.
Some of the challenges at the orchard and factors impacting the watershed include agriculture land conservation, the use of pesticides, urban growth spreading into agriculture areas, beavers and beaver dams, water rights and usage, local and State laws, and the variety of animal and crop agriculture types in the area.
Photos from Bellwood Acres and Four Mile Creek.