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Excitement on a Foggy Day

One of the climate issues we encounter when living near the coast is FOG.  Some people call it our ‘natural airconditioning’ because it visits us all summer long, actually all year long.  During the summer months, it really keeps things prett…

The Legacy of Duane Hastings

One of the perks of dairy farming is the opportunity to work with family. My husband, Lad, and I grew up in the dairy industry which has shaped who we are today. This week Lad’s father, Duane Hastings, will celebrate his 75th birthday. This post …

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…

Fun on the Farm

Growing up on a farm is a great lifestyle for families. Being a farmer takes long hours of hard work but also provides unique opportunities for family fun.It’s lots of fun to play in the feed . . . . Our son Jack playing in the feedMy husband, Lad, pla…