Just Chillin’ – Keeping Dairy Cows Comfy in the Winter

Just Chillin’ – Keeping Dairy Cows Comfy in the Winter

New England winters may have us all longing for the Caribbean, but for the region’s dairy cows, well, they’re real troopers when it comes to months of cold temps and falling snow. The reason they can weather the weather (sorry, we couldn’t resist) is the ingenuity of dairy farmers. Take Mark Duffy of Great Brook …

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Did You Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day?

Did You Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day?

Here at Must Be The Milk, we love to support our local dairy farmers anyway we can and what better way to support them AND cows than by celebrating National Cow Appreciation Day?  Tuesday, July 11 marked this year’s Cow Appreciation Day and in celebration, we have highlighted cow and dairy farmer facts for you. …

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Old McDonald (and George Washington) Had a Farm

Old McDonald (and George Washington) Had a Farm

Sure, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson get all the press for being gentleman farmers, but did you know President William Taft had a pet dairy cow named Pauline Wayne, that lived on the lawn of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next door to the White House? For two years, she provided the family with fresh …

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

Let me start by saying, I am not Irish and certainly do not have the luck of the Irish. But I love Irish heritage, culture and history and St. Patrick’s Day offers us non-Irishmen a glimpse into all this! Sunday nights are when my family sits down for a “fancy” dinner.  We make sure we …

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Meet Some of History’s Great Women Farmers!

Meet Some of History’s Great Women Farmers!

It’s Women’s History Month, and we’d like to introduce you to a few of history’s great women farmers.   Anna Baldwin In 1878, Anna Baldwin developed an early suction milking machine. Contemporary industrial milking machines differ from Baldwin’s design, but her invention was important and paved the way for a revolution in dairy farming practices. Maybe Anna grew tired …

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Myth Busting: Daylight Saving Time

Myth Busting: Daylight Saving Time

We’re losing an hour of sleep next weekend, at least for everyone outside Hawaii and Arizona, but that’s nothing compared to the sleep dairy farmers lose over the very idea of Daylight Savings Time. Yes, we’ll all set our clocks forward Sunday, March 12–but why? Daylight saving time (DST) or “summer time” is the practice …

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