The author is a third-generation dairy farmer from Oregon where she farms in partnership with her husband and parents. As a mother of three young boys who round out the family run operation as micro managers, Darleen blogs about the three generations of her family working together at Guernsey Dairy Mama. Abiqua Acres Mann's Guernsey Dairy is currently home to 90 registered Guernseys and recently transitioned to a robotic milking system.
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Nov. 22 2022
Supplying delicious food to our communities is another reason to be thankful this season
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Nov. 18 2022
Time shows us what is most important and puts our goals into perspective
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Oct. 25 2022
No day in farming is easy, but each is special when we keep our eyes open
Sept. 28 2022
Running our farm for a month using a generator is a good reminder that it never hurts to have emergency plans in place
Aug. 30 2022
Caring for our cows is the top responsibility of dairy farmers, and that leads to a few special animals.dairy, Animal Care
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Aug. 2 2022
Farming requires long, often hectic, days, but it’s worth it when you’re doing something you love
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July 19 2022
Dairying provides many little instances of joy
June 21 2022
After years of drought and fire threats, we are now faced with extra moisture while other areas are dry
June 7 2022
There is no denying this is one of the busiest seasons during the year. For the average person, it’s a combination of the end of the school year and all the activities surrounding it
June 3 2022
Having to view our operations in new ways can lead to valuable innovations
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May 10 2022
We look for the sweet spot, but extremes in prices and weather swing dairy farms up and down
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April 26 2022
A farming legacy is honorable and desirable but not without challenges
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April 22 2022
Check up on yourself and those around you as the bleakness of winter is slow to move on
March 29 2022
There has been more than a fair share of struggle in the last few years. We are no strangers to the stress and, well, basically plain craziness and unpredictability of the dairy industry. Carryi
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March 15 2022
A tragedy this weekend reminds us of the importance of being prepared
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March 1 2022
The Ukraine invasion will have effects on farmers in that part of the world and beyond
Feb. 1 2022
Time for a vacation is difficult for farm families, but it pays off
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Jan. 24 2022
The cold allows us to prepare for a new season ahead
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Jan. 4 2022
Setting priorities for the new year ahead can help our businesses be more intentional and effective
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Dec. 7 2021
It will be a long rebuilding process for farms and communities that were impacted