Monday, November 2, 2020

Michigan dairy farmers provide coolers for local food pantries

The United Dairy Industry of Michigan wrote a nice article about the grant that let dairy farmers provide coolers to local food pantries!

You can read it here: Michigan Dairy Farmers Provide Coolers for Local Food Pantries.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Jason Derulo launches 'Got Milk' campaign

Jason Derulo Launches 'got milk?' Campaign With New TikTok Dance

I can't help but like this! 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Happy National Farmers Day!

I love how there's a national day for everything. Grilled cheese day, milk day, ice cream gets an entire week...and that's just dairy! 

Stephanie McCoy from WILZ Station 10 came out to do a video celebrating National Farmers Day! It's right here: Studio 10 Celebrates Farmers Day with Evergreen Dairy and Milk Means More.

Enjoy your day tomorrow - what national day is it? I looked it up, and you have your choice:

- National Train Your Brain Day

- National Yorkshire Pudding Day

- National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

- National No Bra Day

So ... a variety of choices. They're hitting all sorts of demographics here.

Thank you, Studio 10 and Milk Means More!

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Hoard's Dairyman Intel

Once again, I'm going to talk about how excited I am to be writing for Hoard's Dairyman Intel! It is SO interesting to me, so fun to write about, and so very relevant to my everyday life and business. The only subject more relevant would be about living with teenage and pre-teen boys.

You can subscribe here: - On my computer there is a little blue button on the right that says Subscribe/Opt in. On my phone I have to scroll to the bottom of the page to see that button.

Some of my family members said they didn't get it, and others said it went in their junk mail. Let me know if it doesn't work for you.  Did I mention it's free?

Here are some of the latest articles if you're into dairy.  If you're not, then here's a seasonal picture of my boys on a different farm - Uncle John's Cider Mill! 

Latest articles:

Farm fatalities

Going vegan

Meals at home support dairy retail

Work on methane 

The West may not miss a beat

Happy reading!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

MSU Broad Art Museum - Acts of Care

I'm no artist, but the MSU Broad Art Museum has an exhibit called Acts of Care, and they invited people to submit a statement of gratitude to people you appreciate especially during the pandemic. They used my submission, and yesterday Julie and I went to see it! 

(Kris and the boys didn't know anything about it until yesterday, because who doesn't love a surprise? Or...because they would have said not to submit it. : )

Thanks to all the people who work every day to keep us going. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Hoard's Dairyman Intel!

I am so, so excited to be a part of the Hoard's Dairyman Intel team!

I've been writing articles for Hoard's Dairyman magazine since the beginning of the year, but this national dairy magazine was founded way back in 1885.

Last week they contacted me to see if I was interested in writing for their online newsletter, too. Of course! 

The newsletter is published on Tuesday and Thursdays each week, and I'll have articles in both.

If you'd like to sign up for more dairy news, you can here:

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Raise the roof. Or, fix it.

Remember when our roof was torn off in that wind storm? We're having it repaired by Wirth & Fedewa today!

Agent Tom French of Michigan Farm Bureau Insurance was here within hours of the storm, and Wirth & Fedewa put a temporary fix on it before coming to do the replacement.

We're so fortunate to have so many people that help us farm. I'm documenting them all on my TruthOrDairy Facebook page, if you'd like to go there.


We're heading into corn chopping, the cows are withstanding the heat, we're having tons of calves, and everything has been going on like a normal summer.  The biggest difference this year is that our sons work mostly every day! It's great. They are so helpful. 

They're starting school up in September (HOPEFULLY, MY GOODNESS) and it will be much easier for them than being in the work force!