While in the Ottawa area we took an afternoon to visit Louise’s cousin Ed’s dairy farm. This was the kids first experience at a real live working farm. Ed has around 55 dairy cows in production and quite a few more in the corral resting or calving. They also have a small herd of calves at various stages of growth and a whole flock of chickens producing eggs. And cats. Lots of cats in the barn! Andrew got to help feed the calves and Melanie helped to milk a cow. And everyone got to clean up the poop (there’s a lot of that on a farm). It was an eye-opening experience and we all enjoyed our visit to the farm!