Lancaster Farming: Blogs http://www.lancasterfarming.com Blogs en-us 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 Md. Princess Dairy Diary: New Year, New You http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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? http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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! http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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! http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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 http://www.lancasterfarming.com/blogs/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