March 23 2023
March is one of those months that is, plain and simple, unpredictable. The time change throws everyone off at the beginning of the month, and the weather doesn’t know what it wants to do
March 20 2023
Someone must make the first move when it comes to farm transition planning. According to Liz Griffith, a human resource consultant for Encore Consultants, the process would ideally be initiated by the...
March 20 2023
Despite the several feet of snow that insist on remaining on the ground in some parts of the Midwest, the calendar says that March 20 is the first day of spring! Many hopeful things are on everyone’s...
March 17 2023
A strand of twine, an empty teat dip barrel, a lose piece of wire, a scrap of freestall neck rail, emptied mineral tubs, extra metal brackets, broken skid loader attachments, and so forth — these...
March 9 2023
Ah, March: that one month that starts out cold, chilly, snowy, and mostly miserable, but typically turns sunny, windy, and bearable
March 7 2023
Most days, 5:30 a.m. finds me at a local gym. The format is a group training session that lasts 45 minutes. It is efficient and leaves no time to chat
March 3 2023
We’re gearing up for a very rare occasion on our farm — my mom and dad are taking multiple days off to go visit one of our relatives in Florida!
Feb. 23 2023
Does it ever irk anyone else when someone says, “You’re too young to be tired”?
Dec. 13 2022
Dairy life provides a lot of unique stories we recall years later
Oct. 26 2022
Farmers have complex jobs that make rest difficult even when we have to
Oct. 25 2022
No day in farming is easy, but each is special when we keep our eyes open
Sept. 15 2022
No matter the season of the year or the season of life you’re in, farmhouses offer the ultimate warm embrace
Sept. 1 2022
This season, I find myself switching gears between farm work and wedding planning
Aug. 9 2022
My children are growing up a different way than I did on the farm, so it’s hard teaching the same valuable lessons
Aug. 2 2022
Farming requires long, often hectic, days, but it’s worth it when you’re doing something you love
July 29 2022
The things I love about farming make it worth the challenges
July 8 2022
An abundance of new calves has us spending more time working in our calf barn, so we rely on our farm kittens for some amusement
April 22 2022
Check up on yourself and those around you as the bleakness of winter is slow to move on
April 21 2022
Our busiest time of year is just kicking off
April 6 2022
Isolating ourselves does no good to reach the people consuming our products