Modern-day Farm Chick – Page 2 – Sharing stories from my modern-day farm life

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As a dairy farmer, I have had some experience interviewing employees-mostly high school students. Some of these teens have an ag background while others do not, but what many of them seem to have in common is the inability to make a good first impression. Now, I’m not saying every youngster I have interviewed lacks […]

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We all know that cows poop…a lot. Luckily, cow manure is not waste to farmers. In fact, it is very valuable. We capture the manure our cows produce, store it in a giant pit and, when the weather permits, reuse it as a natural fertilizer. It is a great soil nutrient and helps us to […]

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If you follow me on social media at all, you probably know that I am basically obsessed with my dog.  I love dogs in general, but my dog, Cash, is just the best.  My husband claims Cash and I have an unhealthy attachment to each other.  I don’t know what he’s talking about- isn’t it […]

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You may have seen them: graphics floating around on social media claiming that there is pus in milk. Gross! But, wait a minute. Is there actually pus in milk or is that just a myth? The U.S. Farmer’s and Rancher’s Alliance gave me the opportunity to share the truth on this topic and I hope you […]

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Well, in case you haven’t HERD, we are expecting twins this November! Can you believe it?  Our fertility journey wasn’t the easiest and I still cannot believe we are lucky enough  to be having twins. What makes it even sweeter?  We have one farm BOY and farm GIRL growing in there.  Doesn’t get any better than […]

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Milk alternatives such as almond, soy and coconut milk seem to be rising in popularity these days.  But, how do these products compare to the real deal; cow’s milk?  Luckily, the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance gave me the opportunity to write about this very topic. Follow the link by clicking HERE and read how […]

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One of the most controversial topics I deal with as a dairy farmer and blogger is how and why farmers separate calf from cow shortly after birth.  I get it; as humans, mothers, fathers, etc., we could never imagine being separated from our newborn.  But, here’s the deal, cows aren’t humans. They are unpredictable animals […]

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Personally, I love milk. Yes, it probably has something to do with the fact that I am a dairy farmer, but drinking milk is more than just a tradition for me.  It is a healthy, affordable and nutritious choice for my family. Now, there are a lot of wacka-doodles out there that would like you […]

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Well.  The holidays are over.  I don’t know about you, but this next couple of months is my least favorite time of year.  Its cold, windy and just plain nasty outside.  The once fluffy, white snow is now frozen and dirty looking.   The sparkly Christmas lights are packed up and put away and there are […]

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Guys, sometimes  life really sucks. Loss and infertility is something my husband and I have been struggling with for over two years now. And it has been tough. Probably the toughest 2+ years of my life. Thankfully, I have some great friends and family members who make the whole situation a little less sucky. That […]