Stop Shaming, Vegans

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 →

Spill The Sweet Tea

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 →

Helping America Grow

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 →

Ode To The Outhouse

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 →

Falling Back on the Farm

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 →

Better Off Fred

Cats have always been a part of our farm. From taking care of the mice, and occasional pigeon, they contribute in their own way. Fred, the remaining of three brothers, is the top cat today. Fred is the oldest cat on the farm. He's approximately seven, which makes him around forty in cat years. He... 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 →

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