Lancaster Farming: Blogs Blogs en-us The Gift of Life With the holiday season upon us, it’s only natural – for me anyway – to be thinking of the Christmas story and the birth ... [category] Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:00:23 GMT Hot Chocolate for Christmas Normal 0 I have been very busy this time a year with different school promotions teaching children about the nine essential nutr ... [category] Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:54:11 GMT Holiday Survival Tips It’s the week of Thanksgiving, and my family is stressing on how to make the holiday work around chores. I have to admit, most of my friends ... [category] Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:15:02 GMT A Milk Comparison I’ve been very busy doing promotions around the state, and I hear many misconceptions about the dairy industry. As the state dairy princess, ... [category] Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:51:17 GMT He Remembered! As a parent, you hope what you teach your children sinks in and they remember the information the next time a similar situation arises.   For th ... [category] Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:06:34 GMT School promotions, agriculture days and balance Normal 0  The fair season is over, and I have wonderful memories of all the hard-working dairy farmers and the beautiful cattle they ... [category] Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:54:22 GMT Little Boys and Harvest As summer has come to a close and the fall harvest is wrapping up around our farms, it’s become a bit harder for me to come up with blog top ... [category] Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:03:05 GMT Fair Fun, Back to School Time Normal 0 Fair Fun, Back to School Time I have had a very busy August, going to fairs, libraries, and I even had the opportunity ... [category] Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:51:47 GMT A Time to Think About Safety This week is National Farm Safety and Health Week. It might seem minor, but the realities behind farm accidents are very real. Just read the pages of ... [category] Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:02:58 GMT Tomato Sauce Time I love homemade tomato sauce. It's one of the benefits of having a garden, and as my mother likes to point out, it's nice to have food staples ... [category] Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:45:14 GMT Youth Days at All-American Dairy Show The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex was “dairy kid central” this past weekend as the All-American Dairy Show’s youth even ... [category] Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:47:13 GMT Ariel Had a Baby! After nine long months of waiting, one of my favorite Holsteins finally calved. She’s healthy. The baby is healthy. But … it& ... [category] Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:25:35 GMT Md. Dairy Princess Diary Since being crowned Maryland Dairy Princess in July, I have been very busy.  I have been going to county fairs as well as dairy events and still ... [category] Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:52:45 GMT Stopping Tantrums Any parent can relate to the “terrible twos” – a time when your 2-year-old child is developing his own personality and t ... [category] Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:54:28 GMT Showcation time Showcation (noun). Time off work that is spent at a cattle show or in a cattle show environment. Showcation often financially replaces a traditional v ... [category] Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:33:43 GMT Show Pants Panic If you have ever shown a dairy calf or cow as a 4-H project, there is a simple, hard and fast rule. You must wear white show pants and a white shirt. ... [category] Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:04:04 GMT 4-H Books: A lesson in how history repeats itself Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer ... [category] Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:26:56 GMT Fair Preparation So the annual county fair has finally arrived. My family and I have been working with animals and preparing for months. Last night, we started setting ... [category] Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:45:46 GMT A Tub Full of Captain Crunch How do you (or would you if you lived on a farm) transport a calf from the calving pen where they were born to their new home? There are dozens of d ... [category] Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:31:06 GMT Dairy Profit Teams Get Financial Bump I had to admit, reading the budget presented by the General Assembly to Gov. Tom Corbett included a surprise – extra funding for dairy pro ... [category] Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:17:04 GMT Washing Calves … and Dad Two months ago, I thought I was ahead of the game. I had already started halter-breaking calves to be shown this summer. My mom already clipped a few ... [category] Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:57:40 GMT A Garden of Wills It’s amazing how a garden can get the best of you. Things are going along great, then all of sudden … surprise… you ha ... [category] Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:54:44 GMT Md. Dairy Princess: Celebrate June Dairy Month June is Dairy month so remember to continue getting your 3-Every-Day of dairy. Milk, yogurt and cheese is the best way to get your daily dairy, but fo ... [category] Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:41:49 GMT Kids and the Farm By now, a majority of school-aged children are out on summer vacation. When I was growing up, the first day of summer break meant one thing: it was ti ... [category] Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:01:58 GMT Dairy Month – Celebrating Dairy Farmers and Dairy Foods In my house, we celebrate dairy month every day. First, all we have to do is walk out our front door to be reminded of the farm and the cows. Second, ... [category] Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:46:00 GMT