Episode 45: Frances on Milking the Cows

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.

Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, – wherever you are, thank you for listening in.

Today, I am joined by my mother Frances to look back to farming in the 1930’s and 1940’s. The United Nations designated the year 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).  This year, on May 29, 2019, the United Nations launched  the Decade of Family Farming from 2019 – 2028.  My mother, Frances was a farmer’s daughter.  She knows first-hand the importance of family farming to provide food.

Today we are milking the cows.

So put the kettle on and join in the discussion. Frances and I look forward to your insights on TeaToastTrivia.com.

I am your host Rebecca Budd and I’m looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

Thank you for joining Frances and me as we looked back at farming in the past.  Technology has transformed the Dairy Industry, but one thing remains the same for farmers throughout the years – the love of the land and the animals in their care. The Dairy Farmers of Canada, an organization run for farmers by farmers is committed to:

  • Food safety and standards
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Animal care

Stop by Tea Toast & Trivia and view a video produced by the Dairy Farmers of Canada. They believe that “Dairy cows are a central figure of our dairy farms. They’re a huge part of why Canadian dairy farmers love what they do. See how many Canadian dairy farmers view their cows (hint: it’ll likely make you smile).BY DFC – PLC, COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

7 Comments Add yours

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this, the discussion as well as the video! I lived most of my growing-up years in a Vermont dairy community ten miles from the Quebec border.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      What a wonderful place to live. There is a strong tie to the land as well as with animals. The idea of giving names to the cows and including them in the “family circle” is a profound reminder that there is communication that transcend species. I grew up in a northern mining community far away from farms, although we did have some lovely gardens during our short summer months, with our almost 24 hour daylight. Dogs were especially important in our community. Here again, there was a strong link between between humanity and animals. I find these types of connections comforting. Thank you for listening in and for your stellar support. Frances and I truly appreciate your visits and comments. Many hugs!

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      1. Thank you for the hugs, Rebecca! I accept them with thanks.

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  2. Mary Jo Malo says:

    Rebecca’s generosity in sharing herself, her hugs, thoughts and prayers inspires in me both humility and gratitude. She’s truly a blessing!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      That is the best Christmas gift that I could receive. Thank you! Thank you!!! We are blessed that you join us on TeaToastTrivia. If you ever want to venture into the “podcasting from a distance” unknown, let me know. All the very best of the holiday season – looking forward to entering 2020 together.

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  3. Mary Jo Malo says:

    Prego! Prego! I’m considering your generous offer to “podcast from a distance” and will let you know. Perhaps you could suggest some topics for discussion in 2020. If it weren’t for this blogging community, I’d never dared to begin my own blog recently. You and others have stated it’s important to share our stories and creativity. Here’s hoping you and yours have a wonderful holiday season as well!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Excellent! So glad that you are considering. I will connect with you in the new year – so many topics to choose!!!

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