Conventional and Organic - The Environment Matters
November 03, 2016
We are a two-bin household – one for garbage and one for recycling. Our son, Tyler, is in charge of taking both the garbage and recycling bins out on recycling day. “We need to recycle everything mom,” he states. I explained to him that we are doing a pretty good job, especially considering that our recycling bin was overflowing and our garbage bin barely had anything in it.
- We haul our cows’ manure to the fields, which works as a natural fertilizer and is injected into the soil to maximize absorption
and minimize odor.
- We reuse the well water that cools down the temperature of our milk for our cattle to drink.
- We include recovered by-products in our cows’ diets.
- We use chopped straw and recycled newspaper for cows’ bedding.
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