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  • Monday, September 24, 2018 10:08 AM
        Over the past few months, I have come to truly realize just how bottom of the food chain us dairy farmers really are.
  • Monday, September 10, 2018 9:35 AM
        Every morning, I am awakened by the alarm clock on my phone. I am in disbelief that my usual great night’s sleep seems short and ended so abruptly. I am fortunate to take energizing 10-minute power naps after dinner, but those early morning snooze minutes seem to do more harm than good.
  • Monday, August 27, 2018 10:14 AM
        This week begins my third trimester of pregnancy. I often wonder, “Why do cows get a two-month break before giving birth and humans do not?”
  • Monday, August 13, 2018 9:45 AM
        The year was 2006. It was around the third week of June. Laura was about 13, Mary, 10 and Rebecca, 8. Very early in the morning we found ourselves headed to Owatonna for a state show not knowing where we were going.
  • Monday, July 30, 2018 9:26 AM
        During my senior year of college, all I could think about was how eager I felt to return home and show my dad how to farm.
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 10:42 AM
        When I was 10 years old, Mom and Dad said if we got done with chores early, they would take us to the neighbors for a visit.
  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:32 AM
        Chopping silage is one of my favorite events on our dairy. Everyone gets involved; Dad always runs the haybine;
  • Monday, June 11, 2018 9:18 AM
        We have all been there. As if our days are not busy enough, something unexpected happens.
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:52 AM
        Just five weeks ago, we were experiencing the nasty April blizzard of 2018. The howling winds have finally been replaced by gentle breezes, snow has turned to rain and the temperature skipped right from winter to summer.
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 9:13 AM
        The day to plant small grains had finally arrived. I had looked at that pallet of oats for nearly a month it seemed. We rent a neighbor’s grain drill and that also arrived much earlier than normal.
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