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 →

Milk: What’s In A Name?

Back in ye olden times, the Bard asked, "What's in a name?" Well, he'd probably be pretty confused if someone asked him if he'd like some almond milk to drink. "To thine own self be true, almonds! Thou ain't milk!" An amazing bill is still working its way through Congress called The Dairy Pride Act.... 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 →

Feeding Baby Calves

We take much care in raising our calves. By getting the calves off to a good start we make sure that we will have a good herd of cows in the future. The best cows always begin life as healthy calves. When they are born we let the calf nurse the cow for a few... Continue Reading →

Kid and Cow Routines

Life is a lot about routines; learning new ones and remembering old ones. We are two weeks into the school year at our house. Getting everyone up and out the door isn't new, but this year we have two of the kids starting new schools to change things up for us. The cows are learning,... Continue Reading →

We’re Back!

After five long months of cleaning up after the fire and making repairs, we are milking cows again. Saturday was the first pickup of milk from our farm. A dairy farmer in a nearby town decided to retire and we were able to pick out some of his cows, and we now have a few... Continue Reading →

If You Give A Dairy Farmer Some Ice Cream….

If you give a dairy farmer some ice cream... He'll probably think about milking cows. And if he thinks about milking cows then he'll probably think about feeding cows. If he thinks about feeding cows then he'll probably think about harvesting. Harvesting makes him think about tractors. When he's riding his tractor he might see... 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 →

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