They also had a nice little herb garden up here
At about 2:30 we set out on our final excursion. This was an option one, to the Bavarian Countryside and a Farm Visit. We went to Southern Germany to a dairy farm where we learned how farming was done and we got to tour the farm as well as sample some of the products that they made.
Cows of different ages are kept in different areas and they were building a larger barn area and new milking system as well. Unlike here in the US, these cows really never went outside and roamed in a pasture. They were only fed in their stalls. In order to be out in the fields, they had to have a specific amount of grass per cow, which this farm didn't have.
There was quite a lot of petting happening here on this visit!
We learned about the special blends of hay and feed that they ate, and how much they ate every day, as well as the milking process.
The countryside was beautiful here in Bavaria!
In order to supplement the dairy products, the farm also has a little shop where they sell some other products they make.
We got to sample some of their jellies and cheeses here too!
After our tour, we went back to the ship for our last night on board. It had been a fantastic time on the Viking Vilhjalm! We'd be sad to say goodbye in the morning. We still had a couple of days left in Germany though....and we were looking forward to those!