Lancaster Farming: Blogs Blogs en-us 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 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? 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! 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 Md. Princess Dairy Diary: New Year, New You I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year. People are making New Year’s resolutions, many of which have a focus on being healthier. My r ... [category] Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:22:11 GMT A ‘Hopeful’ Start for the Farm Show With a food court bustling with people and thousands of milkshakes, potatoes, apple dumplings and other items flying across the counters, food insecur ... [category] Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:20:48 GMT The Value of a ‘Collectable’ Game I love the game Monopoly. As a child, it was always the one game I begged to play when I visited Grandma Cook’s house. And, on the days my U ... [category] Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:03:11 GMT Do You Have Your Farm Show To-Do List Ready? Farm Show weather has hit in full force this week – snow and cold has blitzed south-central Pennsylvania. But Farm Show preparations are in ... [category] Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:26:35 GMT Make “Management Mondays” a Part of your 2015 Calendar I was doing my daily blog check and suddenly a headline comes flying across the feed: “Create Management Mondays” in 2015. Knowing ... [category] Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:06:01 GMT 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