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 →

The Letter

Dear milk drinkers and dairy lovers, In a world of cell phones, instant messages, and social media, the power of one letter can still be amazing. From the unexpected arrival of a check, or a deep profession of love and devotion, a letter can bring unexpected change.Unfortunately, dairy farmers have been getting a different kind... 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 →

Milk and Time 

Perhaps it was a social faux pas, but I couldn't help myself. Maybe it was the holiday spirit. Yes, let's say the holiday spirit came over me. That's why I had to ask Clara if she'd gotten me anything for Christmas. Clara, of course, is my favorite cow. She stared at me and swung her... 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 →

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