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cottonseed in the barn

Feeling the Cotton Love on a Dairy Farm!

It has been a while since I have had a guest post in my series of cotton being part of our daily lives. I love that Ashley Messing Kennedy took me up on the offer.  She’s a long-time friend who got me out of my comfort zone and into Michigan in the dead cold of winter. Not […]

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Tim checks out one of the cows

My Visit to an Organic Dairy — Wordless Wednesday

I recently went to visit my friends at Zweber Farms just outside of the Twin Cities. I wanted to share a few of the photos I took while visiting Tim & Emily there. Since my visit was a really quick on on a rainy day, I didn’t have a chance to see quite as much as […]

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cheese tasting

What’s your favorite cheese? & Some of My Cheese-Related Travel

My Recent Cheesy Travel Did you know it I haven’t gotten as many of the new food polls up as I had hoped, but I have lots of ideas so I will be continuing it just may not be quite weekly. Since June is National Dairy Month, I thought I’d go with the theme and poll […]

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Deer disease issue

Z is for Zoonoses — Zoonoses Isn’t Something Farmers Can Laugh About

The word zoonoses…. seeing that on my screen makes me wonder how many of us giggle at the idea of zoo noses. You know, like an elephant’s trunk or the orangutan’s smooshed up nose? But zoonoses doesn’t have a space and it is a really serious topic for livestock farmers and ranchers. The World Health […]

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cattle grazing on the prairie

M is for Moo! Why do cows moo?

I’ve had lots of cow-related suggestions for the A to Z series — so many that I think some friends may do a whole cattle series next year! Just think, there is alfalfa, beef, cheese, dairy, etc. but I decided to go for a simple word on cows and its probably the first thing I […]

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Troy & Stacy Hadrick

Weaning Calves on the Hadricks’ South Dakota Ranch VIDEO

I’ve been wondering how I would find a way to get to Troy & Stacy Hadrick’s place on the prairie for years. I met Troy on Twitter forever ago and started catching him as a variety of meetings here & there almost three years ago. Hearing his stories and meeting Stacy a bit later, I […]

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calves headed toward the chute

City Slicker Working Cows? A Dakota Vacation Experience

During my Dakota vacation, I had lots of unique experiences for a Memphis girl. The most unusual ones though were everyday life to some of the friends I was visiting. That was certainly the case on my last day in the Monango, ND area where Val & Mark Wagner live! On Monday night as we enjoyed […]

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Barbara Borges-Martin DairyGoddess Hanford farmers Market

Help Make Farmstead Cheese Available to More of Us

Buying products that clearly show which farm they originated on or even straight from the farm has become a driver for many Americans. To do that, many farms have been doing some creative things to help make those connections more common. DairyGoddess Cheese My friend Barbara Borges-Martin aka the DairyGoddess is one of the many farmers […]

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