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  • Monday, May 16, 2022 1:46 PM
    Not surprisingly, I sometimes feel I am obsessed with milk on our farm and household. I haul it, pour it, feed it to calves from a bottle, watch it stream from our cows’ udders into the milking system and listen to it get pumped into a tanker every other day.
  • Monday, April 11, 2022 12:14 PM
        Cheese is my cow, and I am her person. She and her twin sister, Cream, (from Bagel, of course) were standouts from day one.
  • Monday, March 14, 2022 12:55 PM
    Being in the same room while talking with friends and listening to speakers in person has not happened very often over the last two years.
  • Saturday, February 12, 2022 8:41 PM
    Every Sunday night, for an hour, my husband Rolf and I take a little trip to the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Sunday, January 16, 2022 8:28 PM
    It’s the coldest part of winter, and it’s getting old. Fun holidays are over, bookwork is overwhelming, calves are plentiful and help is scarce.
  • Monday, December 13, 2021 4:05 PM
    We had an animal ready for butchering recently. So, we called a local meat butchering, cut and wrap shop to get an appointment to bring in an animal from our farm. July 2022 was the first available appointment.
  • Saturday, November 13, 2021 1:50 PM
    My eyes were opened to all of the choices in the milk case of the dairy aisle about 10 years ago. I was in a local grocery store, invited by the store’s on-staff dietician to take part in local ag food day and was handing out samples of flavored milk from a local fluid milk supplier.   
  • Monday, October 11, 2021 2:05 PM
    I was in the calving area with my college student helper, Alma, loading up a new calf into our cart to bring her into the calf barn.
  • Monday, September 13, 2021 10:42 AM
    Fall is a season I enjoy, and September is the best month of all. Part of the reason why is because early fall brings with it many traditions. Three of the best ones are the cow shows at the Minnesota State Fair, Golden Gopher football and corn silage harvest.
  • Monday, August 16, 2021 8:48 AM
        Sometimes the endless, seemingly inconsequential details of running a dairy operation can be overwhelming. There are so many steps involved in twice or more daily tasks that we do that explaining it to others is tricky.
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