A hearty VMTRC welcome to this new group of Dairy Production Medicine Students. They have the distinct privilege of being the very first inhabitants of our new student housing!
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That’s right, Hermione broke from the herd and plodded over to visit the home of one of her relatives, the Guernsey breed of cattle! Guernsey is a channel island. It’s official title is the “Bailiwick of Guernsey”. The bailiwick includes ten parishes on the island of Guernsey and the islands of Sark and Alderney.
Hermione chatted with a bovine cousin at the Goldsmith’s Workshop in Guernsey.
The Little Chapel at Guernsey has quite a story. The official website begins the story in 1680 in France, with the founding of “The Brothers of Christian Schools”. In 1904 the French Government put a stop to religious education. Some took their work to Guernsey. Brother Deodat (=given to God), feeling nostalgia for Lourdes, France, began work on a grotto replica in 1914.
Guernsey milk has a high percentage of butter fat and protein. The milk has a golden color, due to its high content of beta-carotene.
The Old Library holds 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books. Trinity college was founded in 1592.
Jen Crook and Grant Jones-Wiebe brought Cardboard Cow with them to Meadow Lane Elementary School today.Â We had fun!Â In our routine, we ask them, “How does a doctor know what’s wrong with you?”Â They say things like, “X-rays, temperature.”Â We’re looking for, “You can tell the doctor.”
Then we ask, “When you ask a cow what’s wrong with her, what does she say?”Â All answer, “MOOOOO!”Â We respond, “What does that mean?”Â Children shrug.Â Today Jen said, “Could mean, ‘Hey, I like your shoes!’ or ‘Nice haircut!’”
We extend a warm VMTRC Welcome to our current Dairy Production Medicine Students.Â Johannes Voellm is here from University of Giessen, Germany.Â Elise Chad and Jimmy Rose from UC Davis have joined him.Â The are all on farms, learning together.