June 14 2017
Farmers must make time, quality time, for the people who are most important
June 13 2017
Tomorrow, Little Farmer, our oldest son, “graduates” from kindergarten. We can officially say that we survived the first school year
June 12 2017
People who live hundreds of miles away from your farm (and have never stepped foot on a farm) are making food decisions that might impact your farm.
June 9 2017
It’s June Dairy Month and it seems that those of us involved in the dairy industry are promoting milk and dairy products this season
June 8 2017
When ordering a coffee in the morning, I am observing more and more people swapping cow’s milk for almond milk
June 7 2017
When a friend who works for Hoard’s called and asked me if I’d be willing to be one of their farmer bloggers, I physically had to cover my mouth so I didn’t excitedly scream ‘YES!!!’...
June 6 2017
Between June Dairy Month and National Ice Cream Month (in July), there’s no better time to scoop yourself an ice cream cone
June 5 2017
When discussing calf raising, most every dairy farmer will tell you good colostrum is essential to calf health
June 2 2017
There has been so much going on around the farm I couldn’t choose a topic to write about, so I’m going to update y’all on a few things
June 1 2017
Today is World Milk Day. Launched in 2001 by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, its intent is to recognize milk as a global food
May 31 2017
Warm weather, a break from school, and June Dairy Month bring a stir of events on the farm throughout the summer
May 30 2017
As Memorial Day passed yesterday, it left me feeling rather reflective and in awe of the many blessings this dairy life provides
May 26 2017
Searching for a reflective topic, I decided to browse the Hoard’s Dairyman archives from late May and June from 20 years ago
May 25 2017
It’s the most important meal a calf will ever receive, but is it as nutritious as it should be? With no immunity to fight off illness, colostrum is essential within the first few hours of life
May 24 2017
A unique aspect of the education system at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo is the “Learn by Doing” approach to educational skills in class
May 23 2017
I started blogging about dairy farming and sharing photos on social media with the goal of giving people reasons to feel good about dairy farming
May 22 2017
As the old pop song goes, “You’ve got to know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away and know when to run.”
May 19 2017
When I went to the dentist a few weeks ago she was telling me about getting ready for a small family party for her son’s First Holy Communion
May 18 2017
There are some salespeople who call on our farm that I don’t mind seeing. Then there are those that I avoid. Which one do you want to be?
May 17 2017
More than 14,800 cow judges from all 50 states and 15 other countries tackled the five classes in the 2017 Hoard’s Dairyman Cow Judging Contest