This week my area paper did a story on sustainability in the city. They said several things the city has done to improve efficiency such as the change to LED lights. They encouraged efficiencies for constituents to participate in like better cars, fewer trips, and HVAC systems. Eventually, it came to the part about how... Continue Reading →
Farhad Manjoo would like us all to not mock vegans, but his reasoning from the start fails. Writing in the New York Times, his main point is that vegans are better than us. They care more. For the animals. For the environment. They're nicer than us omnivores, too. He's wrong on all counts. Let's begin... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Even the cows know that it’s important to get out there and vote!
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
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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 →