A Big Cow Named “Bessie”

  This past weekend I had the privilege to participate in the first voyage of “Bessie” the cow through the world famous Ballard Locks.  Ballard Locks is a very popular tourist destination in Seattle.  The Dairy Farmers of Washington took the bold and courageous decision to float “Bessie” through the Ballard Locks in celebration ofContinue reading “A Big Cow Named “Bessie””

Mom…..I want to work for NASA”

My 12 year old announced this to me a few days ago.  It was in passing, probably after he had read a space story or finished creating another flying object with his legos.  I smiled.  You see… my 12 year old is diagnosed autistic so I was actually fairly surprised he thought about his futureContinue reading “Mom…..I want to work for NASA””

Is Farm Life Reality??

I love raising my kids on a farm.  My kids are learning to work hard, work together, as well a developing a good work ethic.  So many families do not have the opportunity to provide this for their kids.  With that said, the horrific massacre that occurred in Orlando drove home the disadvantages of farmContinue reading “Is Farm Life Reality??”

A good nap – It solves everything!!

I think the most difficult part of dealing with autism is trying to figure out what is going on in your child’s brain.  Even the most well spoken, brilliant, and smart adolescent child has trouble communicating at times their feelings and thoughts.  Imagine an autistic child.  We struggle every day with his behavior, both appropriateContinue reading “A good nap – It solves everything!!”

USDA Checkoff Program – What does it mean to farmers?

Everyone remembers the “Got Milk?” advertisements, right?  Well, did you know this was a result of “checkoff” dollars from dairy farmers in California? Many people don’t realize this campaign was a result of checkoff dollars, so what are “checkoff” dollars? The National Checkoff program was established in 1983 by the Dairy & Tobacco Adjustment Act. ItContinue reading “USDA Checkoff Program – What does it mean to farmers?”