Lancaster Farming: Blogs http://www.lancasterfarming.com Blogs en-us First Blisters of the Show Season http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/NCAA-Chocolate-Milk 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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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? http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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… http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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