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Get Out of Debt Tips

Money is the thing few want to talk about and yet everyone is obsessed with. It is topic of discussion in politics, in holidays and in life. Who has it. Who doesn’t. How do we get more of it. Few things about how to use it better. Make money work for you rather than the […]

Feeding America Past and Present

So often we hear how farmers should go to the way it used to be. I wonder how many remember what that was? It’s an ideal, and not far from what we are, but it’s far from what people want to buy. So we work harder.   Do people remember the truth or the picture? […]

Coming Soon. . . Rowdy Cow Creamery

Rowdy Cow Creamery, our new on-farm milk processing facility, is progressing. The equipment installation is almost complete and we’re excited to start bottling milk soon! We have a few more steps before we’re ready to go, but I wanted to give you a progress report.

Here’s a look at the recent happenings. . .
The bottle filler equipment was delivered and unloaded
Lad moves the bottle filler onto the porch
The bottle filler arrives in the Creamery
This equipment will fill bottles with our fresh milk
The pipeline transports fresh milk from our cows to the vat pasteurizer
The Creamery is almost ready to bottle milk!
The Rowdy Cow Creamery crates are ready to be filled with bottles of milk
Soon, I hope to be sharing photos of us bottling milk! Stay tuned. . . .

Coming Soon. . . Rowdy Cow Creamery

Rowdy Cow Creamery, our new on-farm milk processing facility, is progressing. The equipment installation is almost complete and we’re excited to start bottling milk soon! We have a few more steps before we’re ready to go, but I wanted to give you a progress report.

Here’s a look at the recent happenings. . .
The bottle filler equipment was delivered and unloaded
Lad moves the bottle filler onto the porch
The bottle filler arrives in the Creamery
This equipment will fill bottles with our fresh milk
The pipeline transports fresh milk from our cows to the vat pasteurizer
The Creamery is almost ready to bottle milk!
The Rowdy Cow Creamery crates are ready to be filled with bottles of milk
Soon, I hope to be sharing photos of us bottling milk! Stay tuned. . . .

Sweet Sixteen Already

It doesn’t seem possible. I know the date. I see time move on but it doesn’t seem possible. Sixteen years ago, Flagstaff Arizona, Helen was joking she was going to wait until the 4th to have him with fireworks. The third he decided he wasn’t waiting. I recently put up on Amazon an ebook of […]

June at the Dairy – Crops, Tours, Parties, 4-H & Kittens

The last few weeks have been full of action at our farm. These images share the activity we’ve enjoyed during the last few weeks.  


Garrett and the other Geauga Dairymen 4-H club members started working with their animals. This involves petting and brushing them. Then getting a halter on to lead them around when they are ready.
Garrett with Lucy (the black & white heifer) and Vanessa (red & white heifer)
Garrett and Jack brush the heifers
Jack connects with Lucy, the heifer Garrett showed at the Fair in 2013
Jack and Garrett hold two of the new kittens at the farm
Jack loves the kittens!
Farm cat, Peaches, with her babies
The 4-H boys play with the kittens while the cows watch
The planting of our corn and Sudan grass crops is complete for 2014! These crops are emerging from the soil. It’s a great feeling to see the crops growing. The weather is cooperating this year!

Corn emerging from the soil
The corn crop
We’ve been busy with tours. In the last few weeks, we’ve hosted nine groups on our farm.
Students watch cows in the milking parlor, the cows are curious about the students too!
Jack shows the students a milking machine while they observe the milking process
Students watching the cows milking
A Day Camp group having lunch in the Parlor Room
Visitors interacting with the calves
My Dad gives visitors a ride around the farm
College Dietetic Interns say hello to the heifers
Young visitors enjoy the tractor on the playground
Fun on the tire snake
My sons are out of school for the summer. They invited some of their friends to the farm to celebrate the last day of school.
My Dad gives another wagon ride through the barn. Thanks Dad!
Jack and his buddies in the corn box
Rowdy boys on the parlor balcony
This calf really likes Ben!
Jack’s buddies are ready for a ride on the train

The celebration of June Dairy Month continues!

The boys climbing on the hay bales
The center of our farm . . . the cows. We love our cows!

June at the Dairy – Crops, Tours, Parties, 4-H & Kittens

The last few weeks have been full of action at our farm. These images share the activity we’ve enjoyed during the last few weeks.  


Garrett and the other Geauga Dairymen 4-H club members started working with their animals. This involves petting and brushing them. Then getting a halter on to lead them around when they are ready.
Garrett with Lucy (the black & white heifer) and Vanessa (red & white heifer)
Garrett and Jack brush the heifers
Jack connects with Lucy, the heifer Garrett showed at the Fair in 2013
Jack and Garrett hold two of the new kittens at the farm
Jack loves the kittens!
Farm cat, Peaches, with her babies
The 4-H boys play with the kittens while the cows watch
The planting of our corn and Sudan grass crops is complete for 2014! These crops are emerging from the soil. It’s a great feeling to see the crops growing. The weather is cooperating this year!

Corn emerging from the soil
The corn crop
We’ve been busy with tours. In the last few weeks, we’ve hosted nine groups on our farm.
Students watch cows in the milking parlor, the cows are curious about the students too!
Jack shows the students a milking machine while they observe the milking process
Students watching the cows milking
A Day Camp group having lunch in the Parlor Room
Visitors interacting with the calves
My Dad gives visitors a ride around the farm
College Dietetic Interns say hello to the heifers
Young visitors enjoy the tractor on the playground
Fun on the tire snake
My sons are out of school for the summer. They invited some of their friends to the farm to celebrate the last day of school.
My Dad gives another wagon ride through the barn. Thanks Dad!
Jack and his buddies in the corn box
Rowdy boys on the parlor balcony
This calf really likes Ben!
Jack’s buddies are ready for a ride on the train

The celebration of June Dairy Month continues!

The boys climbing on the hay bales
The center of our farm . . . the cows. We love our cows!

What’s Happening on the Farm?

We been experiencing beautiful weather all week. The sunshine allowed lots of field work and corn planting. It’s a great start to June Dairy Month! In honor of celebrating dairy, here’s a glimpse of what’s happening at the farm. . .The calves come to g…

What’s Happening on the Farm?

We been experiencing beautiful weather all week. The sunshine allowed lots of field work and corn planting. It’s a great start to June Dairy Month! In honor of celebrating dairy, here’s a glimpse of what’s happening at the farm. . .The calves come to g…