Learning to embrace each season of life

This past winter I was asked to write an article for Progressive Dairyman for the HERd Management feature of the magazine. I agonized over what to write because to be 100% honest I have had to step away from the day to day physical labor on our farm after the birth of our second child. …

Oh Happy Day!

Our two year old daughter loves birthdays. It doesn’t matter if it is her birthday or not the moment you say Happy Birthday she instantly says, “my happy day.” So today, when Nora got up I was prepping her to say “Happy Birthday Daddy” but instantly that went downhill and suddenly it was her birthday. …

Doctors Appointments vs. Vet Visits

Earlier this week as I waited in the doctor’s office for one of my last prenatal appointments I began to realize just how nice Telegram, cow #120 has it! I may be feeling like I’m the size of the cow but it’s nothing the same!  While I wait hours to see the doctor she gets …

FINALLY An Update on the Babies Arriving in September

I had big plans on doing monthly updates on my pregnancy along with one of our favorite cows, cow #120, Telegram. You can read about the pregnancy announcements here. But then I started another part-time job and well taking care of a toddler and managing a farm took over and I had no time! My apologizes! …

Garden Tour

About a month ago I told you about our raised garden beds. Well time has passed and things are growing like crazy! Man we have more vegetables then we can eat so I have been busy preparing, blanching and freezing various vegetables and canning a few too! Tonight we spent the evening working in our …

More Than Just an Anniversary

Today, July 21st, marks Clayton and I’s four-year wedding anniversary. Within those four years I moved to the farm, we began farming as partners with his grandparents, obtained our first joint dog, had a beautiful daughter, will welcome a mystery child in September, purchased the cattle and equipment from his grandparents leading to farming on our own, have created a …