Milk: What’s In A Name?

Back in ye olden times, the Bard asked, "What's in a name?" Well, he'd probably be pretty confused if someone asked him if he'd like some almond milk to drink. "To thine own self be true, almonds! Thou ain't milk!" An amazing bill is still working its way through Congress called The Dairy Pride Act.... Continue Reading →

Working For Change

My grandmother was always passionate about agriculture. In the late 70’s she recognized a serious problem in how the general public lost sight of where their food comes from.Not one to sit on her heels, she self produced a slide show made up of photos of our farming operation and took it to every school... Continue Reading →

Two Month Paid Vacation

This morning these two ladies began their sixty day vacation. We call this the dry period, and they will not be milked until after they calve. In the meantime, they will receive extra pampering. We will move them to a smaller group when they are a week or so from calving. This will allow us... Continue Reading →

How About Ya, Rhinestone

We didn't have cellphones growing up, but perhaps we had something that worked better. We had had CB radios. Citizen Band radios weren't just for truck drivers. We had them in all of our houses and on the tractors so we could call each other as needed. One of the coolest things about a CB... Continue Reading →

I'd complain about the seemingly everyday rain, but then I'd have to forget about last fall's extreme drought. Planting season was tough around the weather for us.  We worked this bottom up twice with nary a weed in sight when we planted the corn. The regular rain was good for it and the weeds that... Continue Reading →

The Coldest Water I Remember

How much do you remember about kindergarten? My teacher and learning the alphabet come to mind. Then there was bringing a Star Wars figure to school everyday and building Lego space ships for them with my best friend. One thing I remember vividly was the water fountain outside our room. This fountain was old and... Continue Reading →

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