#SaladFreeSaturday

This week my area paper did a story on sustainability in the city. They said several things the city has done to improve efficiency such as the change to LED lights. They encouraged efficiencies for constituents to participate in like better cars, fewer trips, and HVAC systems. Eventually, it came to the part about how... Continue Reading →

A Change

In Greek mythology Sisyphus was forced to roll a boulder up a steep hill only to watch it roll down just as he got it to the top. That feels a lot like dairy farming does right now. We've been working hard, and yet it seems like we cannot get ahead. In fact, here's actual... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Coldest Water I Remember

How much do you remember about kindergarten? My teacher and learning the alphabet come to mind. Then there was bringing a Star Wars figure to school everyday and building Lego space ships for them with my best friend. One thing I remember vividly was the water fountain outside our room. This fountain was old and... Continue Reading →

The Myth Of The Lonely Bull

Today I'd like to talk about a heinous injustice perpetrated against animals across the world. What is utterly disgusting is how so-called officials all urge in unison for this mental and physical violation of animals. It is abhorrent that everyone looks the other way when these precious animals are forced against their will onto operating... Continue Reading →

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