Lancaster Farming: Blogs http://www.lancasterfarming.com Blogs en-us Maryland Dairy Princess Diary: Thank You & Farewell http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Maryland-Dairy-Princess-Diary-July As you know last month was a very important month for dairy—June is National Dairy Month. I was fortunate to attend many promotions ranging ... [category] Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:22:03 GMT Farmers Market Fun http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Farmers-Market-Fun I love farmers markets. They help complement my attempts at gardening and my mission to keep my blueberry bush going strong. But my budget can quickly ... [category] Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:23:11 GMT Maryland Dairy Princess Diary: Celebrating June Dairy Month http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Maryland-Dairy-Princess-Diary-June June is National Dairy Month. In 1937 the celebration started as National Milk Month as a way to promote drinking milk and to stabilize dairy demand w ... [category] Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:09:31 GMT A Cheesy Week in Dairy News http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/cheesy-week-in-dairy-news There was plenty of cheese to go around this week as we kicked off June Dairy Month.   First, researchers have discovered that cleaner milk is wh ... [category] Mon, 08 Jun 2015 06:03:32 GMT Daddy – Someday I want to be a dairy farmer http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Daddy-Someday-I-want-to-be-a-dairy-farmer Kindergarten graduation was last week. The children talked about what they want to do when they grow up. Many aspired to become doctors, lawyers, fire ... [category] Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:56:43 GMT Tackling Dropping Milk Prices http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/tackling-dropping-milk-prices It’s true that milk prices have dropped since last year, but that doesn’t mean that you still can’t make a profit. The c ... [category] Wed, 20 May 2015 07:23:23 GMT Garden Wars – the great battle continues http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/garden-wars-the-battle-continues The good news, my garden is taking shape. The bad news, it’s been really dry until this week. Before the recent rains, working in the garden ... [category] Wed, 20 May 2015 04:01:52 GMT 4-H Projects From a Mom’s Perspective http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/4-H-project-from-moms-perspective Campfire Ham and Cheese ‘Pies’    As the temperatures rise, so does the pressure to kick the 4-H project “wish ... [category] Wed, 13 May 2015 03:49:34 GMT Taking in the ‘Dairy’ Air http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Taking-in-the-Dairy-Air2015-05-06T12-44-51 It’s that time of year again. As soon as I hang out a load of laundry or forget to shut the windows to the house that “country fre ... [category] Wed, 06 May 2015 04:42:11 GMT Burgers for Beef Month http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Burgers-for-Beef-Month As you can imagine, at a dairy farm, we have a steady supply of beef. Grilled cheeseburgers are a summertime staple at our house. So in honor of beef ... [category] Wed, 06 May 2015 12:12:20 GMT In an Instant—Buried Alive in Corn and Surviving http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/In-an-Instant-Buried-Alive-in-Corn-and-Surviving On April 4, ABC’s show “In an Instant” featured the survival story of Arik Baker, a young farmer from Iowa who was sucke ... [category] Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:25:01 GMT Md. Dairy Princess Dairy Diary: Springtime fun http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Md--Dairy-Princess-Dairy-Diary--Springtime-fun March was a busy month for me. I had a great time at the Maryland Holstein Banquet as well as the Carroll County Holstein Banquet. It was an honor to ... [category] Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:30:48 GMT Evervue Farm Video http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/EDR-evervue-farm-video2015-04-10T09-59-32 [category] Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:57:52 GMT Civil War's End Should Reverberate With Farmers http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Civil-War-s-End-Should-Reverberate-With-Farmers Bells are tolling across the United States today to remember the 150th anniversary of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox ... [category] Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:02:48 GMT Jaws of Destruction http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Jaws-of-Destruction Daisy, an English shepherd puppy, arrived at our home about a month ago. She’s a wonderful dog, but have no doubt, she’s turned ou ... [category] Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:18:36 GMT Chores for Success http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Chores-for-Success It’s official – chores have a greater impact on children’s success than education. It’s hard to believe that ... [category] Fri, 03 Apr 2015 06:47:33 GMT A ‘Mooooving’ Experience at Penn State http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/A--Mooooving--Experience-at-Penn-State A picture posted on March 21 to the Penn State Facebook page, Onward State, has caused quite a stir. The photo was of a group of heifers on the loose ... [category] Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:20:59 GMT Dairy Diary: Road Travels in Snowy Maryland http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Dairy-Diary--Road-Travels-in-Snowy-Maryland I have had a busy February as Maryland Dairy Princess. I attended the Taste of Maryland event and had a great time with other Maryland royalty and tal ... [category] Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:11:26 GMT The Readathon Challenge http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/The-Readathon-Challenge My kids’ school opts for a readathon to raise funds for school educational upgrades. I love this option for fundraising. I have found it e ... [category] Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:17:47 GMT Beep. Beep ... or Baa, Baa: Sheep study to figure out traffic jams http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Beep--Beep-----or-Baa--Baa--Sheep-study-to-figure-out-traffic-jams A group of Spanish researchers are studying sheep to try to understand how to eliminate human traffic jams. Yep, the thought is these woolly animals m ... [category] Wed, 11 Mar 2015 06:20:30 GMT 'I'll Share' http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/-I-ll-Share- I, like everyone else on the East Coast, am fed up with winter. Storm after storm, sickness after sickness – enough is enough! Over the past ... [category] Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:57:35 GMT Dairy Love http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Dairy-Love February is going to be busy for me as dairy princess with library visits, agriculture week at the local mall and then the state dairy convention at t ... [category] Sat, 21 Feb 2015 07:59:22 GMT Surviving Class Valentines 2015 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Surviving-Class-Valentines-2015 Class valentines – They are a great memory and a curse. I remember as a kid sitting at the dining room table working through the lists, pack ... [category] Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:28:19 GMT Milk – the Next Food Fad? http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Milk---the-Next-Food-Fad- If Coke has its way, milk could become a cool food. Coca-Cola has partnered with Fair Oaks Farm in Indiana and milk cooperative Select Milk Producers ... [category] Wed, 04 Feb 2015 06:07:13 GMT Snow Day! http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/Snow-Day- The sheer mention of snow causes excitement. I've never quite understood why, when I walk down the aisles of the grocery store, all the bread, egg ... [category] Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:20:29 GMT