Meeting New Farmers

Our family farm is a member/owner of Northwest Dairy Association ~ aka “Darigold”.  Our farm has been a part of this coop since the early 1960’s.  There are many benefits to belonging to our coop and one of the biggest benefits is the Young Cooperators “YC” program.  My husband and I have been participating inContinue reading “Meeting New Farmers”

Farm Tours – I love showing off our farm!!

I love when people come to visit our farm!!  It is so easy to get focused on all the day to day things it takes to run a successful organic dairy.  Healthy calves, clean barns, accurate and up to date paperwork, and on……  It is very easy to lose sight of the fact that soContinue reading “Farm Tours – I love showing off our farm!!”

Preemie “Chocolate” Update

A few weeks ago I addressed the issue that dairy farms occasionally have premature calves.  We were lucky enough to have the cutest premature calf who had a will to live.  My kids named this adorable little guy “Chocolate”.  Since that post, I have had questions about him and his status.  It was a toughContinue reading “Preemie “Chocolate” Update”

Bucket List Item #1 “Fertilizer Buggy Driver”

As a dairy farmer, we tend to have bucket list items that include amazing vacations to amazing destinations, meeting important people in our industry, or achieving an important recognition from our peers.  I have a “Bucket List Item” I added a few years ago. Fertilizer Applicator Buggy Driver Look at this awesome thing!!  Who wouldn’tContinue reading “Bucket List Item #1 “Fertilizer Buggy Driver””

Calf Care – Why it is my passion

Raising calves on an organic dairy farm in Western Washington is challenging.  We have been certified organic since 2006.  It has been a total reeducation raising calves.  We did a great job raising calves when we were conventional, but we had so many tools at our fingertips to help us care for calves who becameContinue reading “Calf Care – Why it is my passion”

Why I Love Dairy Cows

“Let’s go cow tipping” or “Chocolate Milk comes from Brown Cows” or “Strawberry Milk comes from Red Cows”.  We have all heard these funny ideas people have about dairy cows.  I am sure you have seen a t-shirt highlighting one of these “myths” or “urban legends” about cows.  As of today, I have been marriedContinue reading “Why I Love Dairy Cows”