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At the end of March I was able to shadow a milk hauler from my area for the day, and what an experience! Our day started off at 6 a.m., with the first pick-up just before 8 a.m. We had a total of nine farms to visit that morning, and when we finally finished picking

When it comes to comfort, everyone needs it to do their best. We need to be in a comfortable environment and situation so we can give our all. For example, if you are about to play in a game or a competition, then you need to be comfortable and not nervous or scared so you

What do you think about when you read, “dairy farms?” Do you think about the cows, the barns and milk? Do you think about farmers and green pastures? All farms are unique, so let me introduce you to what I’m familiar with: On my family’s farm, our cattle graze on pasture from April to November.

As I write this, the sun is out; however, snow is still on the ground and we are still in freezing temperatures. Farmers are still going outside, bundled up, keeping their animals as healthy as they can. On the other hand, it is March, which means that the warm air will soon be coming out

My husband and I are readers. We always have been. One summer vacation when I was in elementary school my mom grounded me from reading because I sat in the chair all day long and read book after book after book. That means that March is my favorite month of the year. Not only is

This month I celebrated my 20th birthday. To wish me a happy birthday, my mom posted a message on my Facebook wall along with pictures of me with my animals over the years. Her post got me thinking about the last two decades I have spent growing up on my family’s dairy farm. My sister,

What do we talk about in Michigan in the winter? The weather, of course! The winter storms that we Michiganders have endured this year have been pretty rough, nothing compared to last year, but still not easy. In this kind of cold and snow, we dress for the weather – warm boots, coats, hats, gloves

When the first big snowstorm of the season hit our corner of the state in early February, my husband and daughter climbed inside the cab of our tractor, equipped with a ten foot blade, and started plowing. Clearing all our driveways and barn entrances took some time, but after that was complete they set off

Valentine’s Day is always full of a lot of love. Dairy farmers are lucky because even if they do not have a significant other their lives are full of a lot of love from their bovine beauties. This love is not just shown on Valentine’s Day, we show it every day. Our cows are our

At the start of the New Year, everyone is optimist about their goals, ready to make big changes and start the year off right. Now that we are a few weeks into 2015, are you still as enthusiastic, or have you already given up? Statistics show that the #1 resolution is to lose weight, and

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