The news of the last week has been grim and dealing with how our new normal is with social distancing and uncertainty is draining. The most depressing part for us has been the hoarding and the bare shelves at the grocery store. Life on the farm goes on. We fall into the category of "we've... Continue Reading →
When a Dairy Cow Ran For President
Even the cows know that it’s important to get out there and vote!
In 2012 one of our dairy cows decided that the nation needed a new leader to take us in a better direction, and she volunteered for the job. Shirley Cow began her campaign in earnest. She even selected a running mate, Norma, from Dairy Carrie‘s herd. Here is the complete saga of Shirley Cow’s run for the office of the United States of America.
Dairy Cow Know How in 2012
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AT&T Fixed Wireless: 2 Month Review
Fast and Reliable (compared to DSL) The Data Cap is filled quicker than you think Living in a rural area means that fast and reliable internet service is something we've hoped for and never had until now. I've written about how our DSL line goes out for the weather, and sometimes cow related events; so... Continue Reading →
Don’t You Think This Chicken Bit’s Done Got Out of Hand
According to the Washington Post, chickens are the new cool thing to have in Silicon Valley. If you have chickens, don't get excited, you're not cool enough to hang with this group. These chickens live in matching mansions, have chicken whisperers come whisper to them, and the food; I want to be one of these... Continue Reading →
Milk, Calves, and Dance Day
My oldest is the dancer in the family. Many, many evenings and weekends are spent going to dance practice and events. But it isn't a one way street. She's taken her skills and put them to good use working with the calves. It is important for them to get their exercise and be exposed to... Continue Reading →
Where Did The Rain Go?
The cows are I would like to know where the rain went. If you happen to see the rain, please give him, or her, directions here and remind them that we really, really miss them. Our pasture has faded away. Normally we receive regular rainfall this time of year. Normally we're often in mud. More... Continue Reading →
Snow Day On A Dairy Farm
While everyone else is rejoicing the snow day that's happening here, for us it simply means that life will be more difficult. Every day is work on a dairy farm, but when snow arrives with cold temperatures it can make even the easiest chore hard. The local television news crews may remind viewers to care for... Continue Reading →
Christmas Light For The Cows
With Thanksgiving barely relegated to leftovers it is time to enact our holiday tradition of putting up the cows' Christmas lights. Each year we put these up over the hay manger where our girls eat. I think they enjoy them, too, because who doesn't like Christmas lights!
Coffee, Calves, And Kids
I can't take any credit for the photos, but I can definitely relate. It really helps being a morning person when you are a dairy farmer. I might have mentioned that you're late for work if you show up here after 4:00 am. I wasn't always as morning coffee person. I got along just fine... Continue Reading →
For Those Who Are Called
I am sure farmers are called to be farmers. Maybe not everyone answers on the first ring, but they're called. I've said they might even be crazy to keep the hours and do the labor needed. Today is a day to honor another group that were called. I think you have be an extraordinary person... Continue Reading →