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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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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Topsfield Fair Offers a Behind-the-Scenes View of Cow Life

Topsfield Fair Offers a Behind-the-Scenes View of Cow Life

Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, MA where I met with young students to give them a behind-the-scenes view of the life of cows. The students had great questions about what cows eat, do in their free time, and, of course, why they moo. Cows are lovable but …

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Documentary Film Features Vermont Dairy Farmers

Documentary Film Features Vermont Dairy Farmers

“We are the masters of efficiency. It is in our nature. We do more with less.”-Marie Audet, owner and operator of Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, Vermont, on the innovative nature of dairy farmers. Allison Gillette is a Vermont native and a graduate of Emerson College. When she heard about dairy farmers turning cow manure …

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Bovine Beauties!

Bovine Beauties!

The post below is written by Claire Stanley, a dairy farmer who grew up on Paul-Lin Dairy Farm in East Fairfield, Vermont. Before you read the post, get acquainted with Claire by taking your own virtual tour of her family’s dairy farm. Enjoy! Bovine Beauties By: Claire Stanley There are many reasons that I love …

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