Category: Family

Back to School for the First Time

My wife and I graduated from Purdue in 2002 and 2003. Now in the fall of 2015 we are going back to school for the first time in a long time via our son heading into kindergarten. The idea of school isn’t new to him as he had two full years of preschool, but now […]

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Lessons learned from my Dad

My sister and I were blessed to grow up in a Christian home with a mom and dad that loved us and were (and remain) engaged in our lives. And since today is Fathers Day, I thought I would share with you a few of the many lessons I’ve learned from my dad…

Lessons learned from my Dad

My sister and I were blessed to grow up in a Christian home with a mom and dad that loved us and were (and remain) engaged in our lives. And since today is Fathers Day, I thought I would share with you a few of the many lessons I’ve learned from my dad…

Gilmer Dairy Farm featured in Birmingham News article

Last week we were joined in the milking barn for a couple of hours by Jon Reed, a reporter for The Birmingham News and AL.com, who was working on a story about the gradual disappearance of Alabama dairy farms over the past few years. His article, “Wher…

Gilmer Dairy Farm featured in Birmingham News article

Last week we were joined in the milking barn for a couple of hours by Jon Reed, a reporter for The Birmingham News and AL.com, who was working on a story about the gradual disappearance of Alabama dairy farms over the past few years. His article, “Wher…

I Pay My Children

I Pay My Children There is a huge debate over the issues of paying children. Do you do allowance? How about paying for some chores? What do you pay for and what are your children responsible for? You pose this…

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Cornerstones, Or It Takes a Village

It’s been a long night of memories. Last night my dad called with word of two losses to our community. Neighbors – second family, inspiration – all of those fit. Parenting wisdom of it takes a village isn’t new…the difference is the village. In rural areas neighbors may be a half mile, or a mile […]

Catching up before we get caught up

Hello, y’all…it’s been a while. After a long blogging hiatus attributed primarily to my preference to nap during meal breaks rather than type away on my old, slow desktop computer, I’m back to let you know what’s been happening on Gilmer Dairy Farm a…

Catching up before we get caught up

Hello, y’all…it’s been a while. After a long blogging hiatus attributed primarily to my preference to nap during meal breaks rather than type away on my old, slow desktop computer, I’m back to let you know what’s been happening on Gilmer Dairy Farm a…

Birthdays, Legacies

Today marks 85 years that my dad has celebrated on Earth. Much of what’s possible is from our parents. It’s where I learned to persist, keep pushing, life isn’t always fair but find the best way through problems that you can. Family matters. Some aren’t always as close as we like but it doesn’t go […]