Work is important in our family. David and I were both raised with strong work ethics, and it’s really a core value for both of us. It’s not that we don’t believe in leisure, but we really appreciate the satisfaction of a job well done, and we don’t shy away from something because it’s “too much work”. It’s important to both of us to to pass this on to our children, and that’s one of the reasons we farm.
On February 13, 2002 Waylon Jennings passed away. That same day a border collie delivered a litter of puppies. Two of the females landed at this farm – their names … Continue reading An Empty Porch
Today is National Agriculture Day. I often write about what we do as a part of agriculture, but today I want to talk about why we do it. Michele Payn-Knoper … Continue reading National Ag Day: Why do we farm?
Our pulsators are something we rely on every day, twice a day, like so many things at the dairy. When everything’s working correctly we can forget how vital things like … Continue reading The Pulse of Milking
In my first ever post about milk, inspired by this Bullvine article, I promised there would be more to come. One thing the article discusses is the declining demand for … Continue reading Milk: It’s Local and Natural
Pregnant cows and heifers within 2-3 weeks of their due date live in the pasture closest to the dairy. When it’s raining or extremely cold, we’ll bring the pregnant ladies … Continue reading A Calf Is Born
A few weeks ago, The Bullvine posted an interesting article about how milk is losing it’s market share. It also pointed out something seemingly obvious that I had never really … Continue reading Milk: Keeping It Clean