Category: Agriculture

Agriculture

In the beginning

If you knew my husband when he was younger you probably know he always wanted to be a dairy farmer.  In high school he worked for a local dairy farm and was determined that he wanted his own one day.  If you knew me before I met him, well I am as surprised as anyone …

Agriculture

Farm Kid Safety

When was the last time you talked about safety on your farm?  Farming is one of today’s most dangerous jobs because of the machinery and work farmers and ranchers face every day.  There is an estimated 893,000 youth under the age of 20 growing up on farms in the United States (according to a 2014 …

Agriculture, Educational

Do Farmers Care About Their Cows?

This post was originally shared on the Milk Means More blog.   I feel sometimes that it can be hard to understand the level of care farmers have for their livestock.  When you don’t see farm life on a regular basis or have personal experience as a reference how can you really feel the commitment …

Agriculture

The bull in our barn

Why do cows even need to get pregnant? And isn’t it true they are pregnant all the time?  Cattle do not produce milk until they have delivered their first calf. Reproduction is pretty darn important in this business…  So, let’s talk about the bull in our barnyard.  We are a bull bred farm, meaning that we …

Agriculture

Hadley Turns One!

A year ago we lost Harlow and I felt confused. I had watched my farmer do what he could to help her; he was trying so hard to make her healthy again and I knew you couldn’t put in that kind of effort and not get good results. I had been so inspired by it …

Odd jobs on the farm

The loads of laundry with kids and cows

Holy moly do I hate laundry. The worst part is the giant basket of socks that has taken up residence on my dining room table; I wish I was kidding when I told you it has been there a month. I am pretty sure I would rather toss those socks in the trash and buy …

Agriculture

Just a Little Farm Tour

It’s pretty simple. If you want to visit a farm just ask a farmer. When Stephanie asked to bring her three beautiful girls to our farm…of course I agreed. But first I had to mow, and weed-wack, and pick up the toys and clean up my garden…. I wasn’t worried about the animals or parlor …