Magic Milk

Everyone remembers how gullible Jack was to trade the family cow for some magic beans in Jack and the Beanstalk. The truth is, many of us are still trying to find our own magic beans. There is something enviable about having something few others can get. It can make us feel special, even better than... Continue Reading →

What To Do With $600,000

I was trying to imagine what I'd do for our farm with six hundred thousand dollars. I could pay bills, make repairs, build a barn, or get new tractors and equipment. We could even get a milking robot, or perhaps invest in our own milk plant. And I should obviously make sure I do something... Continue Reading →

Cow Pi Day Math

In honor of National Pi Day, I thought I'd share a few facts and figures. For the record, I'm certified to check first and seventh grade math homework, so I'm fairly qualified for this. Did you know that our cows spend approximately seventy percent of their day hanging out in the field resting and grazing?... Continue Reading →

The Letter

Dear milk drinkers and dairy lovers, In a world of cell phones, instant messages, and social media, the power of one letter can still be amazing. From the unexpected arrival of a check, or a deep profession of love and devotion, a letter can bring unexpected change.Unfortunately, dairy farmers have been getting a different kind... Continue Reading →

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 →

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