Spill The Sweet Tea

Earlier this summer my daughter's friend took a trip up North. The friend texted my daughter that she was appalled to find that not only was there no sweet tea to be found but that no one even knew what it was. Trying to be good parents, we used this as an opportunity to explain... Continue Reading →

Helping America Grow

While it may seem like I have not been writing much lately, I've actually been contributing quite a bit over at Growing America. Every Monday through Thursday they have a news or topical feature of farm interest and the latest agricultural headlines for your state. Friday's are special because the feature is a video interview... Continue Reading →

Plant Alchemy

And then I told the corn, "You can grow up to be anything you want to be." I'll let you in on a little secret. I told those plants a lie. That corn is still going to grow up to be corn. No matter how hard it tries. It's going to grow, be picked, shucked,... Continue Reading →

Ode To The Outhouse

We watch our fair share of remodeling shows at our house. From mansions with open floor plans to the minimalism of tiny homes, it seems like there's a show for everything. One we have never seen is a program dedicated to outhouses. This is the newly remodeled outside bathroom for the house we live in... Continue Reading →

A Change

In Greek mythology Sisyphus was forced to roll a boulder up a steep hill only to watch it roll down just as he got it to the top. That feels a lot like dairy farming does right now. We've been working hard, and yet it seems like we cannot get ahead. In fact, here's actual... Continue Reading →

When a Dairy Cow Ran For President

Even the cows know that it’s important to get out there and vote!

Farmer Bright

In 2012 one of our dairy cows decided that the nation needed a new leader to take us in a better direction, and she volunteered for the job. Shirley Cow began her campaign in earnest. She even selected a running mate, Norma, from Dairy Carrie‘s herd. Here is the complete saga of Shirley Cow’s run for the office of the United States of America.

Dairy Cow Know How in 2012

After much thinking and soul searching, I have come to the conclusion that there comes a time when you can no longer stand idle in the pasture chewing your cud. I believe in freedom more so than even in the free choice you have of choosing white or chocolate milk to drink. I believe in the honesty and integrity that each of us, whether cattle, farmer, or otherwise, are born with. And I believe there are some who would…

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Falling Back on the Farm

If you're like Fred, you're still yawning over that extra hour of sleep. Not everyone likes the time change, although I do like the extra hour versus the lost hour. We didn't move the cows back until a little bit yesterday and the rest of the hour this morning to ease them into it. While... Continue Reading →

Better Off Fred

Cats have always been a part of our farm. From taking care of the mice, and occasional pigeon, they contribute in their own way. Fred, the remaining of three brothers, is the top cat today. Fred is the oldest cat on the farm. He's approximately seven, which makes him around forty in cat years. He... Continue Reading →

Dairy Diversity

An animal rights group recently started an insane campaign about how milk represents white supremacy. Yes, that's a real head scratcher, isn't it? I propose that dairy is as diverse as they come. There's white, chocolate, and strawberry milk, cheeses, fermented milk, lactose-free milk, frozen milk, and more, more, more! And what about the cows?... Continue Reading →

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