Growing up on a dairy farm has taught me many things. One of them being that funny, embarrassing things happen and the best thing you can do is laugh about it. Life is too short not to laugh! I asked my Facebook followers to share their crazy farm stories with me and now I share them with […]
Smoked Gouda. Bacon. Mushrooms. Butter. Best Macaroni and Cheese EVER! I had purchased a small block of Apple Smoked Gouda and while I normally just eat it by the slice, I wanted to do something amazing with it. I call it, “Fancy Macaroni”!
Things are getting HOT today, we are talking about reproduction! (Cue sexy music). Okay, cool your jets; it is not as wild as you might think. In fact, on many dairy farms, reproduction in cattle doesn’t even involve a live male (bull). A majority of today’s dairy farmers artificially inseminate their cattle .
Today my good friend, Jill, shares with us another side of the dairy industry; the “show” side. That’s right, cow beauty pageants. Dairy farmers are extremely passionate about dairy and many enjoy showing off their quality animals. Farmers travel great lengths with their cows to participate in cow shows and compete with others. Showing cattle is a great way to bond with cows and other folks in the dairy industry. Read below to learn more about the show circuit!
See this happy, healthy cow chowing down on some TMR? Well, last week she wasn’t so happy…or healthy; she had mastitis. Mastitis is an inflammatory response to infection causing visibly abnormal milk (clots, off-color). As the extent of the inflammation increases, changes in the udder (swelling, heat, pain, redness) may also occur. Mastitis is caused any bacterial […]
Maybe it is because I just got done sorting cattle and a cow slipped and splattered manure all over me, but I sure am fired up today. First, I discover that The Original Muck Boot Company supports HSUS, a company that “claims to save animals”, but in reality only a small fraction of their profits […]
I am a proud farm girl and feel blessed to live such a lifestyle, but let’s be honest: the farm girl life ain’t always easy; we have our problems. Problems only other farm girls can understand. Let’s take a minute to show some sympathy for all the farm girls out there. Farm Girl Problems: 1. […]
I have gained many new followers, so I thought now would be a good time to introduce you to the family and show you around the farm. Perhaps you caught my farm tour on Instagram via My Day in Ag, well here is a more thorough tour! Be sure to click on the links as […]
This stuff is as good as it looks and is the perfect summer snack. I found a similar recipe from the Pioneer Woman, but changed it to my liking. My husband can’t quite take the heat like the Pioneer Woman’s family, so I tamed the recipe. Eat it with chips, serve as a side dish or top your chicken with […]
You know what label I am tired of hearing, “factory farm”. What does that even mean? “That farm has large barns and a lot of cows, so it must be a factory.”? The term has such a negative association. Have any of you used this term before and made an assumption that the cows aren’t happy […]