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 →

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 →

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 →

Milk and Time 

Perhaps it was a social faux pas, but I couldn't help myself. Maybe it was the holiday spirit. Yes, let's say the holiday spirit came over me. That's why I had to ask Clara if she'd gotten me anything for Christmas. Clara, of course, is my favorite cow. She stared at me and swung her... Continue Reading →

The Laundry Beast

Of all the creatures that go bump in the night, most of which are not real, I can assure you that the Laundry Beast lives at our house and is alive and well. Our family of five generates a lot of dirty clothes to keep him fed. A lot of clothes. "Seriously? You just wore that... Continue Reading →

Labor of Love 

Perhaps there's no better day than Labor Day to show how farming is a labor of love. While many are enjoying a three day weekend, farmers have not stopped doing their chores. There are still calves needing breakfast. Dairy cows expect to be milked and eat hay.  And there might still be hay to bale.... Continue Reading →

Ackbar, The Suspicious Heifer

We had a hard time convincing a heifer earlier this week to follow us to another field. While we were moving her I thought about another particular animal who really had her own idea about where she was going to go! Part I Ackbar, The Suspicious Heifer See the heifer on the right? I'm naming... Continue Reading →

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