Just like us New Englanders, cows love the transition from winter to spring. The sunny skies, the warmer weather, the lush green grass – who wouldn’t be excited?
It has become a tradition, and a sight to behold, on some dairy farms for farmers to welcome their neighbors and community as the cows are let back out to pasture after the winter months.
I recently visited Hanson Dairy Farm in North Brookfield, MA for their annual “Spring Fling”. Sometimes they have hundreds of people to watch the spectacle. Margaret Hanson says the event became popular after her daughter was in 6th grade and wrote something for her English class that made it into the local paper.
I brought my trusty video camera to capture some of the excitement and ended up having a little too much fun video editing: