I know, I know, I promised Part Two to a previous post, but today has just been such an awesome day, I have to change my topic. On a previous post I talked about Hairy Joey, our heifer that was due to have a baby. We named her Joey because she was born on our … More Forget about Part II….
Check in tomorrow for an addition to my story “Hazmat Suit Needed?”
Working in the milking parlor everyday can be a bit of a hazard. Standing at a lower level than the cows allows for all kinds of nasties to be splattered your way. It’s not uncommon for my co-worker to holler, “Incoming!” That’s like a code red for get out of the way, a cow is … More Hazmat suit needed?
I have spent more time outside helping with the cleaning out of our compost barn than I have ever spent doing that silly activity referred to as spring cleaning. I clean portions of my house every day; I’ll just pick a day of usual cleaning and call it spring cleaning. A true version of spring … More Spring-cleaning dairy-farm-style
Couldn’t help but share the beauty of snow, but also its ugliness.
(For those of you that are not subscribers to our local newspaper, here’s today’s column.) Joey’s back! No, not the Joey that lives in Brookings, SD, is learning all about being a great dairy-farm manager and drives a grey Pontiac Grand Prix. I am talking about the Joey that lives out in our heifer barn … More Joey’s Back!
The weather man says this is going to be the last frigidly cold day for a while. How long is a while? I am very tired of the cold. I think the animals are tired of being in the cold as well. It was a dickens trying to get the cows moved out of the … More This winter needs to move on
Betcha didn’t know we are quite the athletic family. It’s a new event – Milking Cows while looking like we just finished the Hunger Games. This makes me laugh!
Sometimes I know when items such as gaskets, my oven and my car are worn out or broken. Gaskets leak where two pipes meet, my oven never seems to sustain a constant temperature, and my car’s battery begs for an auto-like Redbull energy drink. Sometimes I actually try to fix things as soon as I … More Won’t it fix itself?