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From the Farm: Days do sneak up on us

December 27, 2013 It’s funny how a day can sneak up on you. I don’t know how my internal calendar gets so out of whack. more »»

From the Farm: The Internet is not always true

December 20, 2013 I’m grumpy today. Not as grumpy as I was yesterday, but still a bit grump. more »»

From the Farm: We've come a long way

December 13, 2013 Steve and I were chatting about a lot of things the other day. We talked about how we are going to stand firm that Joe needs to find an off-farm job for a time, before he comes home to milk cows. more »»

From the Farm: Snow day means more work

December 6, 2013 I am beginning to think Steve and the Mother Nature are in diabolical cahoots. Every time Steve leaves the farm, Mother Nature has to give the rest of us a survival test. more »»

From the Farm: I just can't get away with anything these days

November 29, 2013 I just can’t get away with anything lately. I am not kidding. Just the other day I was caught red handed, when I assumed I thought I could be a bit sneaky. Here's how it all went down. more »»

From the Farm: Sometimes it's hard to feel the love

November 22, 2013 I’m not feeling the love this morning. It’s been one of those days where I wonder why in the world I milk cows five days a week. Some mornings are just like tha. more »»

Hunter Rose wins SE FFA Crop Show

November 22, 2013 SLEEPY EYE — The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter held its annual Crops Show/Greenhand/Parents Night Program on Monday Nov. 1. more »»

From the Farm: Prepping the parlor for winter

November 15, 2013 It sneaks up on me every year. Maybe I should say, “He sneaks up on me every year.” That would be Old Man Winter. He is so rud. more »»

From the Farm: Some things get old, but this never does

November 8, 2013 Watching paint dry gets old. I know this statement to be true. I have painted my kitchen numerous times since we remodeled approximately six years ago. I have had to watch paint dry many times. more »»

From the Farm: Solenoid education over the shoulderw

November 1, 2013 Steve seems to think that if he leans over my left shoulder while I mess around on the computer, it will help me come up with a column topic. It’s not like he is going to learn anything ne. more »»

From the Farm: Working together works

October 25, 2013 A friend of our brought over a clipping of an old column the other day. As Russell’s last season of football is in the final stages, I thought it was ironic of how he didn’t like football at the time. more »»

From the Farm: The Cow Car - Call her an icon

October 18, 2013 We all have different people or items we consider icons. Someone may consider Abraham Lincoln an icon. I mean, he did after all compose the Emancipation Proclamation. Some may admire Albert Einstei. more »»

From the Farm: Men and their toys

October 10, 2013 There are very few events that can get a dairy farmer excited. I could easily list more dairy farming activities that some consider “ho-hum. more »»

From the Farm: Communication key to long-lasting relationship

October 4, 2013 It’s too bad I am such a poor communicator, but Steve isn’t much better at getting his thoughts across to me. I think I have the advantage. I can read Steve’s mind. more »»

From the Farm: Radio collars help with managing Holsteins and husbands

September 20, 2013 Steve has this uncanny ability to disappear at times. Seriously. He sees no problem with his ability to evaporate. more »»

From the Farm: There's more than one way to make silage

September 13, 2013 While milking cows Wednesday morning, I decided to compose my eloquent column with information about making silage. more »»

From the Farm: It’s so dry even the water pipes gave up

September 6, 2013 I rolled over in bed at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning and knew that something was amiss. I heard Steve chit-chatting on his cell phon. more »»

Back to business

August 30, 2013 For a minute there I was super glad that I was super busy Wednesday afternoon. Then Steve sprang some unexpected news on me, regarding the Thursday morning milking. more »»

From the Farm: Signals of summer's end

August 23, 2013 The end of summer is just around the corner to my house. Things start happening that notify me that we are near the last hurrah of summer. more »»

From the Farm: Beauty before intelligence

August 16, 2013 I always tell Steve and our boys that I do some of my best work around three in the morning. Apparently, I also do some of my worst work early in the morning as well. more »»

 
 

 

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