Princess Kay of the Milk Way

I hope all of you had a wonderful National Dairy Month. I know that I did. Of course, since June is Dairy Month, it gives you a free pass to eat as much ice cream as you want. I hope you indulged. …

We were always told that April showers bring May flowers. Well, in my opinion, something must have gotten lost in translation because it seems like a lot of showers this May did not bring many …

Thank you, dairy farmers

Hopefully, if you follow along with my Princess Kay Facebook and Instagram posts, you will have noticed that March was National Nutrition Month. I highlighted a few of the aspects of dairy …

Reading with a big thank you

As February is the month of love, it has given me the opportunity to reflect on what I love about my position this year.   Of course, there are all of the incredible dairy farmers who …

Sharing dairy’s story

This past month was filled with activity. I made many classroom visits, met with local radio stations and saw my gopher friends from the Minnesota State Fair again. January started with a radio …

Happy moo year

Happy New Year, everyone.

It is officially winter. A good marker of when it’s winter on a dairy farm is when you break out the heavy jacket for the first time and when you start putting on the calf jackets. While I was …

Time to be thankful

Welcome to November. I love fall in general. It’s finally starting to get cooler, and the days are getting shorter. Fall movies and football are just part of what makes fall such a magical …

Back to school with events too

This past month has been a whirlwind, but I have finally recovered from the busyness of the Minnesota State Fair. The day after the fair, my parents and I picked up the 90-pound block of butter and …

Jumping into June Dairy Month

Welcome to June Dairy Month. I am so excited to jump into the celebration of National Dairy Month.

Liveliness of spring

Spring has always been a bustling time of year. Whether it was school, chores on the farm, fieldwork, softball or FFA events, my schedule was filled with activities.

A feel good season

A couple weeks ago on a mild weekend in February, I was home from school enjoying doing chores on our farm.

Close to the heart

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I think about some of the things I’ve held close to my heart over my life.

Jumping into 2023 with dairy

As the new year has come, we look back at what the last year brought, and we look ahead to what the new year will bring us.

The season of joy, dairy

The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year. Each year, I look forward to the joy Christmas time brings; the falling snow, lights and decorations, and time spent in the kitchen preparing goodies for the season.

Blessings along the road

As harvest begins to wrap up, there is a sense of accomplishment for the countless hours spent in the field as we work for next year’s reserve of feed and bedding for our cows.

Selfless work in a memorable season

The crisp fall walks to the barn for morning chores are like no other. The changing color of the trees and falling autumn leaves rustle underneath my chore boots.

Wave like Princess Kay

Dairy has always given me so much joy. Before I could walk, my parents would put me in the stroller and wheel me to the alley of the barn where I sat as they milked our cows together with the polka music in the background.

Preparing to give up the crown

Wow; I can’t believe I am so close to the end of my reign as the 68th Princess Kay of the Milky Way. It truly seems like it just started, as cliche as that may sound. This past year has been so much more than I could have ever expected, and it has truly changed my life for the better.

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