Al Gore Confirms what Dairy Farmers Know – U.S. Corn Ethanol is Not Good Policy

Last week, Al Gore had an epiphany that many dairy farmers had several years ago; corn-based ethanol is not good policy. He admitted he “made the mistake” of supporting corn-based ethanol to win votes from the farming population in Iowa and Tenness…

Cozy Calves

I have actually been looking forward to some cold weather so that we could try out the new calf blankets! Don’t they look cute:) The kids had the day off from school so it worked out great that they could give me a hand! We are going to put these in…

Building Barns

I thought about waiting to post on the new calf barns until they were completed….but I am too excited and just in case you were driving by and wondering ‘what on earth those crazy farmers are up to now?’ Well this isn’t something that just came ou…

Dairy Farmers Care for their Cows Like You Care for Your Pets

The following post was written by John Parker, an independent agricultural writer from Ashtabula County, Ohio. The pictures are from our dairy farm.Most folks who have a pet, with few exceptions, give that pet the best of care because they enjoy that d…

Deer Gun Season Opener 2010

Three years ago most of the local hunters got together for the first Tyler Creek QDM (Quality Deer Management) meeting. They have been working hard to manage the deer population and this year we are really starting to see results in our area. Crop da…

Got Facts? The New York Times article about Dairy got it Wrong

Our cows strolling to the milking parlor Recently, the New York Times published a story claiming the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the funding source of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI). The mission of DMI is increasing sales and demand …