Nothing says "let's be friends" like a good moo. Find out what keeps these kids hoofin' it out to the barn. Photos from our Farm Journal photo contest.
Look at that one, Papa!
Papa (Larry Knecht) and the grandson (Archer Boomgaarden of New Rockford, ND) look at the cattle at the Knecht Farm south of Gackle, ND .
Jackie Marie Soens
Feeding the Herd
Here is my son feeding the cows for Grandma.
Toni Vanessa Johnson
Future Dairy Farmer...and Cow
This is Case Brunner. He is a Fourth Generation Dairy Farmer in the making right here!
Granddaughter Alyssa having a snack with her 'friend'.
Caring from the Start
Granddaugher feeding an orphan calf.
Keeping an Eye on Things
Our children enjoy watching the cows go out to pasture for the first time on a beautiful spring day!
This is our son Thomas a few years ago. He is a 5th generation on our Century Farm. He and the bull had a really long talk that day.
You don't look like the Easter Bunny..."
My First Calf
Max is the proud owner of his 4H calf (Judy) as she has her 1st calf and her second (twins).
The Ups and Downs of Showmanship
Brooke got tired of waiting for her showmanship class to be called at World Dairy Expo so she laid down next to Misty. The not so funny part - that I didn't take a picture of - was when it was time to get her ready, Brooke was already wearing her whites, and she walked behind Misty just as she coughed. Good thing Mom always packs an extra set of whites!
I've got my pitchfork...
Little Eelan Fear feeding the cows.
Three Happy Youngsters
Our favorite time of year!! The kids named him Bobby Joe.
Samantha Walker Mitchell
Trenton Mitchell, of Woodstock, Va.
Someday, I'll be big enough...
Helping in the barn.
Danielle Nicole Steele
The Old and the New
Opening gates for dad with the old barn in the background.
Heather Nordwald Birge
Well, one of them is excited about show day! Katie Birge and Spot.
Ready for the Ring
Hattie Russell getting ready for show time in Randolph Center, Vermont.
Keeping the Cows Happy
Helping feed cows, New London, Wisconsin.
Visiting Uncle Lloyd's farm!
Work to Be Done
My daughter Katelyn helping with cattle chores
Laynette Sears Van Anne
In Good Hands
Picture with calf, whose mom died.
Brenna Michelle Ramsden
Born to Farm
Taylor (5) with a show heifer named RubyAnn in Highland, WI. Taylor loves wearing her coveralls and helping her awesome cousins with chores around the farm!
Pretty in Pink...and Black and White
Our barn princess doing her favorite things: Feedin' and lovin' on the girls.
Jacob Bowen and his steer GMC taking a break together.
Welcome, Little One!
Bailey helping Papa welcome her new bull calf, born March 1, 2013 to "My Rosie", to the farm.
Calling Them In
The boys checking cows.
Jamie Burkitt Wooldridge
Brevin A. Wooldridge a 4-H Clover Bud, his 1st year showing his heifer, Sunshine, at the Pike County Ohio Fair.
Best Foot Forward
Ryleigh and her heifer! Show girl in training.
Monica ‘Eibs’ Gahan
Love at First Sight
Amaya and her very first calf Vanessa.
Reece with his great Grandma Lill feeding calves!
Herd looks good, Mom.
Checking the steers.
The feed ration looks perfect!
Feeding the latest bottle calf, in North Dakota.
This farm kid likes to spend his days on the farm watching and feeding the cows with anyone who will take him to the barn!
I'll keep you warm!
My daughter Hannah warming up and drying off her new baby she named Twilight.
Tired kids and tired calves at the Barron County Fair, Wisconsin.