Visiting the dairy and apiculture farm was a treat to experience as I use both products daily. We started the excursion by visiting an organic dairy farm. I loved the calf as they were adorable, listening to them “moo” and having them nibble my hand warmed my heart.
During the tour, Ana, the dairy farmer, explained how the milk is produced. It was interesting to listen to her as every procedure had a valid explanation of how it fits within the production. Her explanation of separating the calf from the mother, the chemistry behind milking, compost, and the hay, as well as the economic thought of money and production, really showed her passion as a dairy farmer.
Ramon and his apiculture farm were no different from Ana’s tour. His explanation on how honey was made blew my mind. Him knowing the different jobs of all the bees, the queen selection process, and the production of honey kept me focused and attentive as I was also amazed by the process.
The excursion of the dairy and apiculture gave me a good perspective of how much farmers need to know their products and their field of work. Even with the wine and olive oil excursion, both
Albert and Antonio were experts in their field. It is fascinating to see how much knowledge they know. I feel that it is their passion that gives them the drive to learn more and strive for better. What I mostly got out of the excursion was how they pass their knowledge to the new generation.
Both Ana and Ramon are very active in educating nearby schools of milk and honey to let them know where their food is coming from.