Friday, September 4, 2009

Singing the "Ain't gettin' paid enough for my milk" blues

The dairy crisis continues to wreak havoc on farm families across the country. Painfully low milk prices have left many of us in a lurch as we're burning through our reserves and using up our lines of credit just to stay afloat and weather the storm. Well, I was thinking about the situation this afternoon while feeding the cows and started feeling a little goofy. I decided, "what the heck...another song might be in order!"

There are dairy farm families doing an excellent job of making people aware of our situation, and others are leading the way in finding our best route out of this mess. I try to do my part, and this time I've again tried to do it by going down a road that I don't think many others are traveling.

Below you can watch some cows moving around the pasture while I sing the "ain't gettin' paid enough for my milk" blues. In all honesty, the situation on my farm isn't quite as dire as I make it out to be in the second verse, but things are tight and will continue to be that way for a while. Whether you sing along or simply laugh at my miserable vocal performance, please know that our dairy industry really is in a bad place right now but you can help. Make sure you and your family are consuming your daily recommended servings of dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt), etc.) and you will have certainly done your part to help American dairy farm families survive and recover from the dairy crisis.


Jennifer Inks said...

So true... we're singing the blues in Ohio as well. Thanks for the laugh!!!!

Renae said...

That's the truth!! Yep, we're feeling that pinch here as well. Guess we just have to adjust of method of farming to conserve money.