Family, Recipes

Fondue with Family

Fondue dinner parties were a thing when I was growing up. My grandparents would come over a few times a year and it was nothing unusual for dinner to last over an hour. My grandparents are both passed away and their fondue pot is now mine, a little (simple) treasure that holds a lot of …

Educational

A sparkly mic, Rock-n-roll and Dairy

As parents we do a lot of work at home to help our children grow, be responsible and be healthy. We have to be role models of caring and kindness so that our children will copy that behavior with friends. We suffer through countless trips to the grocery store so that our children learn how …

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 …

Recipes

Pistachio Pudding Dessert

Are you looking for a super easy, delicious dessert for your next get together??  Yes! Well, when I got married one of the gifts from my mother was a family recipe cook book. It was full of not only my favorite recipes but meals that we ate as a family and were connected to so …

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Our Christmas Tree

Today I made the arrangements in the living room and pulled down the worn cardboard box holding our tree. While I was fluffing the branches on my amazing artificial tree (please don’t hate me if you’re the real deal only type) my daughter asked me why our tree is so small. Okay, yes…it is a …

Farm Wife Feels

49 Reasons to Love the Farm Life

Blessed. And yet, for the life of me I can’t understand why it is easier for me to share the hard times than the good. So I made it my goal to come up with #49 reasons to be happy. (If your not sure why I picked that number then you need to check out …

Meet MI Farmers

Meet MI Farmers at Langes Beef & Bull

Meet MI Farmers is a special project to help me see how all farms operate differently and share some farm families with you.  I would like to introduce you to my friend Erin Grezeszak who grew up on her families beef farm.  A beef farm operates much differently than a dairy farm, our cattle look …

Dairy

The Seven Year Itch (with my dairy farm)

  I’m not going to lie, being involved in a relationship can really take its toll on a person.  After seven years I am a little bit exhausted and almost feel ready for a change.  I have been a dairy farmer for seven years and this last year has been the worst; to the point …

Cows and Calves

A Cow’s Day! …and then there is A Farmer’s Day

Let’s just set the record straight from the beginning.  I work for the cows.  Everything I do on this farm is for the comfort and health of them.  Sometimes they are also the reason I drink. Well, them and my kids. And my husband… But anyway, our days are both spent working and I am not …

Meet MI Farmers

Meet MI Farmers at Curry Farms

Curry Farms with Karen Curry “Curry Farms was established in 1868 by my husband Mark’s Great-Great Grandfather Isaiah Thomas Curry.  The dairy cows were not brought in until 1938.  At this time Mark’s grandfather, Waldo James Curry, purchased 12 dairy cows.  We now have the existing facilities at their max with 220 dairy cows and …