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 →

Dairy Diversity

An animal rights group recently started an insane campaign about how milk represents white supremacy. Yes, that's a real head scratcher, isn't it? I propose that dairy is as diverse as they come. There's white, chocolate, and strawberry milk, cheeses, fermented milk, lactose-free milk, frozen milk, and more, more, more! And what about the cows?... Continue Reading →

Be Patient Or Be A Patient

Last night before heading to a dairy meeting, I showed my new teenage driver the big excitement of the farm that day. I wanted to make an impression on her that only visuals can make. "Slow down, here," I said as we approach the beginning of the skid marks. The black streaks on the pavement... Continue Reading →

A Cow’s Medicine Cabinet

Whenever you hear about cows and medicine the first thing you might think about are antibiotics. However, you might be surprised to find that a cow's medicine cabinet is not much different than yours. Before we reach for any medicine, we try the simplest things first. Rest and TLC are often the best choice for... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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