Lancaster Farming: Blogs Blogs en-us First Blisters of the Show Season As much as it saddens me, my show season is just getting started for the year. If it were up to me, I would’ve already attended three shows ... [category] Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:13:51 GMT Making Breakfast With the Boys The boys have had a long-standing fascination with baking and cooking. Pull out a carton of eggs, and two little blonde heads suddenly appear at the c ... [category] Sun, 06 Apr 2014 08:09:38 GMT Cowboy Boots and Suits It’s amazing to watch farmers step out of their comfort zone and reach out to their elected officials. For the past month, farmers have head ... [category] Sun, 06 Apr 2014 07:58:05 GMT Raw Milk Debate Heats Up in Congress It seems that every year, with the greening of the grass, the raw milk debate kicks into high gear. One side lists the reasons people should not drin ... [category] Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:27:00 GMT Dairy Farmers in the Final Four? It Could Happen If you’re planning on watching the Michigan-Tennessee tilt tonight (the NCAA men’s basketball championship is currently going on) ... [category] Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:36:47 GMT Outside! … Sort Of It’s spring … sort of. The calendar may say spring has sprung, but Mother Nature hasn’t been playing nice, as I&rsq ... [category] Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:37:45 GMT Celebrating Ag Day Every Day Today, March 25, is National Ag Day. It’s a day dedicated to celebrating farmers. The 2014 theme is “365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mo ... [category] Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:43:08 GMT Mud Season Has Begun I am so glad to see the mountains of snow that have stacked up at the farm melt away. But that rings in “mud season” around the fa ... [category] Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:27:37 GMT The Red Wagon We’ve all seen little red children’s wagons – typically the Radio Flyer metal wagon, sometimes with the red canvas over ... [category] Mon, 17 Mar 2014 06:16:09 GMT Md. Dairy Princess Diary: Thinking Spring Spring is slowly approaching, and show season is soon going to be underway. Everyone will be preparing their best cattle to take to the show ring. Let ... [category] Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:16:14 GMT Do Ag Gag Bills Really Help Agriculture? Don’t get me wrong, nothing upsets me more than when I see an “undercover video” recorded by farm employees claiming ani ... [category] Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:40:27 GMT The Little Things Make a Big Difference The concept that “little things in business make a big difference" has been a recurring theme I have heard this winter. And the idea rea ... [category] Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:28:28 GMT Got Milk? No More When the ‘got milk?’ campaign began 20 years ago, it had a profound cultural impact. However, all things must come to an end as Mi ... [category] Sun, 02 Mar 2014 21:40:51 GMT Pin-of-Interest--Pretzel-Rolls-and-Broccoli-Cheddar-Soup With the mountains of snow and cold weather we have received this winter, I have become a big fan of comfort food. And one of my latest kicks are pret ... [category] Mon, 24 Feb 2014 06:50:30 GMT Boys and Their Toys… There is something about big equipment that can completely fascinate my boys. Mind you, we have plenty of our own tractors and a skid steer at the far ... [category] Fri, 14 Feb 2014 06:38:45 GMT Yogurt No Go for Olympics Trip, Heads to Food Banks In case you have not noticed, the 2014 Olympics Winter Games are under way. Watch your favorite sporting event and you will catch a commercial of with ... [category] Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:52:55 GMT Stupid Snow All right, so we’re all fed up with winter and the snow. I’m even getting fed up with everyone complaining about it. It’ ... [category] Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:41:31 GMT Finding My Inner Weatherman I admit it, call for a big weather event and I am all in. For rain, there is the rain gage that we check to see how much we get after a storm. For sno ... [category] Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:17:00 GMT Farm Selfies I read some articles and Facebook posts this week about how selfies taken on farms – a.k.a. farm selfies or felfies – are quickly ... [category] Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:32:32 GMT Md. Princess Dairy Diary: January Resolution I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year. As part of many New Year's resolutions, this year how about we all get our 3-Every-Day of dairy. Yo ... [category] Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:29:21 GMT Life in a Wintry Farm Lane So what’s life been like for you this week? My guess is the roads to and from work have been a bit of a mess, you either shoveled or used a ... [category] Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:47:08 GMT Another Farm Show in the Books Well, another Pa. Farm Show has basically wrapped up by the time I’m writing this. And according to most “local” reports ... [category] Mon, 13 Jan 2014 07:12:28 GMT Dairy Prices Rise for December Class IV milk prices continue to surprise the marketplace. These milk powder prices -- when higher than the Class III, or cheese, prices -- serve as t ... [category] Wed, 08 Jan 2014 08:23:23 GMT It’s Cold Outside Records were broken this morning, as in the coldest Jan. 7 on record. I can’t help but remember the last cold Farm Show in 1994. Why 1994? T ... [category] Tue, 07 Jan 2014 07:15:05 GMT Midnight Run This time of year, many people, including myself, spend time visiting family and friends for the holidays. Long trips in the car usually make me reall ... [category] Mon, 06 Jan 2014 06:41:15 GMT