June 6 2024
Working with your spouse all day every day certainly isn’t for everyone. For a lot of dairy farmers, though, it’s a great way to interact with your spouse throughout the day while still having...
May 24 2024
As I was walking through one of our freestall barns bringing fetch cows up to get milked, it dawned on me that farmers have some very peculiar, yet somewhat boastworthy talents
April 26 2024
As I deal with my own eye infection, it serves as a reminder that pinkeye season for our cattle is right around the corner
March 5 2024
Last week, we endured a series of unfortunate events. First, our dog was directly sprayed by a skunk Wednesday night
Sept. 29 2023
Considering that about 98% of U.S. farms are family owned, it’s no wonder the fall season on the farm includes lots of kids
Sept. 26 2023
Do you ever have something just click for you? So much of what we do in our lives is really based on our mental perception — what we can grasp in our brains and then practically implicate
Aug. 31 2023
Do you ever sit around your farm shop and listen to the old men talk? I have heard many stories from the second and third generations of the farm, discussing the way it use to be, or things that had happened...
Aug. 30 2023
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. My nearly one year old son just began walking. To be fair, he is just taking a few steps and falling on his bottom, but I’m counting it! Watching...
Aug. 29 2023
It’s the last week of summer here in the Pacific Northwest, or so the calendar says. That’s because our kids will return to school after Labor Day
Aug. 23 2023
Do you ever have to remind yourself that you chose this life? I knew exactly what I was getting into, and I still chose this
Aug. 18 2023
As we were moving some cows and heifers to our calving pen today, it hit me that the cattle we were moving all have due dates further out than my own
Aug. 9 2023
Have you ever met one of those people who never seem to have anything going wrong?
Aug. 8 2023
There are many articles and studies about “impostor syndrome” and its impact on women
Aug. 1 2023
Recently I saw a picture of a 4-H sign that read, “We don’t have kids to help raise our livestock. We have livestock to help raise our kids.”
July 26 2023
Okay, this week’s article is going to be a little different. Honestly, I just want to complain for a few minutes
July 12 2023
As fast as agriculture is changing, some things have stayed the same. Most farms — over 90% — are still family owned and operated
July 11 2023
I grew up in a house that was busy. That’s just the nature of dairy farming
June 28 2023
Ah, farm kids. We’re the best, aren’t we? I may be biased, but also maybe I’m not
May 29 2023
A farm can be a great place to raise children
May 26 2023
Between an impending visit from the inspector, Mother’s Day passing us by, and some upcoming events we want to have the farm in top shape for, we’ve been taking any chance we get to do extra...