To answer Corey's question: Is it "stinky" working with all those animals?
Well, yeah, a little bit! Just like anything else that doesn't know how to flush a toilet; like your dog, cat, or even babies, animals will create some smell at certain times. As long as we do a good job of removing the "stinky stuff" (manure) from where the animals are, and storing it correctly, or applying it to the fields as fertilizer for our crops, we can keep the odor to a minimum. We have a holding pond where all the manure from our milk cows is stored. When I used to come visit Brent at the farm before we were married, I didn't even know it was there, as it forms a crust on top that keeps the odor in.
As soon as it dries up, Brent will begin to apply the manure to our fields.
We do the same thing with the pigs.
It all works in a big nutrient circle.
So, yeah, animals smell a little bit, but I don't mind!