Lancaster Farming: Blogs Blogs en-us Iowa kicks off push to weed out White House hopefuls By Charlene Shupp Espenshade   The Iowa caucuses picked that state’s presidential convention delegates yesterday, kicking off the prim ... [category] Tue, 02 Feb 2016 07:06:45 GMT Orange Chip Cheese Cake Recipe from Maryland's Dairy Princess Greetings to all and happy New Year! As the 2015-2016 Maryland Dairy Princess, I have been blessed thus far in having many different opportunities to ... [category] Tue, 05 Jan 2016 13:48:22 GMT The Pope and Farming What does the pope think about farming? The bishop of Rome will be within 100 miles of Lancaster Farming's office this weekend when he celebrates ... [category] Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:20:04 GMT It’s been a Busy, Exciting Summer Well, it’s been six months since I wrote my last “Life in the Farm Lane” blog. And it’s been a pretty full six ... [category] Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:09:08 GMT Food Processor Butter When I picked up “Mary Jane Butters’ Milk Cow Kitchen” cookbook in Boise, Idaho, I was intrigued. The book is presented ... [category] Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:27:27 GMT Maryland Dairy Princess Diary: Thank You & Farewell 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 [category] Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:57:52 GMT 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 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 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 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 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 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 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