Farms and Eminent Domain

Imagine getting a letter from the government explaining you have six months or less to leave your house because your land, and those of your neighbors, is being taken for the greater good. Whether you wanted to leave, or not, you are now experiencing the dilemmas of eminent domain.  To be clear, I am not... Continue Reading →

The Last Dairy

I'm a dairy farmer, and obviously I like milk, cheese, ice cream, and all things dairy. Perhaps this is why I'm still surprised when I see articles like Cows, who needs them.  This one was definitely one of the most extremely radical pieces I've read in a mainstream magazine. The writer ignored old and new... Continue Reading →

Farmer Zuckerberg and Dairy News

Three great news stories were waiting on me when I got up this morning. Maybe I should say I found them because a couple are a few days late. I'm even taking credit for one of them. I'm sure I deserve it! Mark Zuckerberg visited a dairy farm. Obviously he read my last post and decided to... Continue Reading →

Authentic Farm Jeans For Sale

Please allow me to introduce my new service: Farmer Bright's Authentic Dirty Jeans. Send me your jeans, any size, and I'll wear them to the barn and do every farm chore you can imagine, getting them dirty and smelly along the way. I'll do the work so you don't have to. Why offer this service?... Continue Reading →

Bored Cows

You've read about it on the internet. You know all about those dairy cows that are overworked and underpaid. These are the cows you've read about. Just what are these cows doing? Look closely and you'll see the problem. I mean besides the weeds that should've been mowed. If you said they're not watching Netflix... Continue Reading →

Feeding Baby Calves

We take much care in raising our calves. By getting the calves off to a good start we make sure that we will have a good herd of cows in the future. The best cows always begin life as healthy calves. When they are born we let the calf nurse the cow for a few... Continue Reading →

One Year Later

I don't think of us as being survivors, but perhaps that's what we are. One year ago a spark gave way to a flame and fire engulfed our shop and the farm's first milk barn forcing us to sell our milk herd. Coming back from that has not been easy, and yet here we are... Continue Reading →

Hats

Some of us have a lot of hats that we wear. Mine, in no particular order, include father, husband, son, friend, farmer, and a few more. My wife would say I have watched too many of them! Wearing the right hat at the right time is not always an easy task. While many people can... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Morning

The new year started as normal with me getting up to bring the cows in from the night pasture.  I should've known something was up from the beginning. Several cows were huddled at the opening of the lane, but they were not going in.  Gently, I called to them and urged them forward. With a... Continue Reading →

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