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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 »»

From the Farm: Points in time

August 2, 2013 I married a Hoffman. I married the Hoffman that just happened to be the one that was going to continue the family tradition of milking cows on the home far. more »»

From the Farm: Singing and dying

July 26, 2013 We have a Sunday morning ritual. Deviate from that ritual and our entire day would be off kilter. Kind of like when you do any weekday morning routine out of order. more »»

From the Farm: Ahhh... relaxation

July 11, 2013 We just closed another chapter in our vacation books for this summer. It was another great vacation with many new stories to be shared, and also some traditions that carry on. more »»

From the Farm: Dairy production employees really make a difference

July 5, 2013 For years and years I complained about having to bale hay in the blasted heat of summer. This was all worth the space it took up in my column over the years because I was miserabl. more »»

From the Farm: It's hard to stand by

June 28, 2013 It has always been a dream of Steve and mine to have one, or both, of our boys come back to farm. more »»



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