Meal Planning with Grocery Pickup

In the last year and a half I’ve really refined my process, and with the recently expanded interest in eating meals at home as well as grocery pickup/delivery, I thought I’d share.  I work Monday through Friday, and during normal times, I spend a couple of hours a day commuting.  Sundays are usually busy with church and such, so Saturday mornings are my preferred time for errands. 

The Cows’ COVID Diet

We’ve been feeding the milk cows a TMR for many years.  Until last fall, it was fairly complex, including a specially formulated multi-ingredient commercial blend.  Last summer we made a decision to simplify the ration to include only corn and corn silage we raise, alfalfa hay we were purchasing from a neighbor, dried distillers grains (DDGs) and soybean meal.  Now market conditions have led us to add a little complexity. 

Making It Work: WFH with Little Kids

The last couple of weeks have definitely been a new challenge, but I think I’m starting to get the hang of it (even though I definitely still hope they can both get back to daycare this week).  Here’s what I think we’re doing right, and what I think we can improve:

Oh Hey There…

I spend a little time in some Facebook groups for moms, and I see a lot of misinformation about food and food production in that space, and it has really reignited my passion for sharing real life stories from a real life farm.  I also, generally, have a lot to say and kind of need an outlet.