CSI: Dairy Farm Investigation

Well, besides Christmas and New Year’s interrupting my blogging time, Jon and I have been spending a great deal of time at the farm.  We really had a real life episode of CSI: Dairy Farm Investigation, on our farm this week.  As always, we pu…

A Dairy Happy Moo Year

I know….”cheesy” title right?! What better way for us to end the year than a test day? Every 6 weeks we have a crew from DHIA show up and they take milk samples from each cow in the herd to test for milk quality. Seeing as how producing high qua…

Tunnel Vision

The new high-tech ventilation system is finally up and running in the calf barn! This is such a simple idea- a plastic tube runs down the center of the barn and a fan pushes fresh air through tiny holes placed all down the tube. We are really exc…

Generations of Dairy Farmers

Lad and my families have a long history in the U.S. dairy industry. My family is from California and Lad’s from Ohio but their stories are similar.Harold “Chief” Hastings (Lad’s grandfather) with his first cow in the 1930’sCurby Goldsmith (Brenda’s g…

Computer Down for Repairs

Well I’m back!  My dear, wonderful husband was left home alone with the computer a few days ago to tend to some much needed, end of the year bookwork, only to upload a virus to our dear computer!  We luckily have a computer guy in the family …

We’re still here and busy as ever

After a six week hiatus, I’m finally back on the blog to let you know what’s been happening around here. It’s been busy, of course, but we really haven’t worked on what I would call any “major” projects on the farm. We didn’t finish drilling seed int…