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Use performance monitoring to make your nutrition dollars worth it

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Feed is the most expensive input on a dairy farm.
Dairy operations typically incur annual feed expenses amounting to $1,000 to $1,200 per cow per year.

Writers and mothers can relate well

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Now that I’m a “real writer” (as opposed to my former slacker’s life as a married mother moonlighting as a writer), I’m amazed at all the similarities – besides sleeping late – between tortured artists and me.

Got debt? Milk giant downgraded

Thursday, May 26, 2005

The finances of Dairy Farmers of America are souring faster than cream in a July sun, according to a May 9 Moody’s Investors Service report.

Letters Home: A Glimpse of World War I

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Helping prepare a program for my Monday (reader’s) Club prompted me to dig out the correspondence my family has saved over the years.

Book is reminder of lesson on loyalty

Thursday, May 26, 2005

While reading the book written by Bettie Youngs, I couldn’t help but notice many similarities to so many farm families I have known over my lifetime.

Schools are ready for moms who flunk lunch

Thursday, May 19, 2005

I am an unfit mother. Oh sure, other mothers might see the merit in hiding it better. But me, I work hard at it.

Farming is greater than your farm

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Combing through yellowed pages of Farm and Dairy from 1925 yields a unique look at history. As I look for items to include in the “80 years ago” portion of our weekly Read It Again feature, I’m struck by how different life was then, and yet, how little has changed.

Farmers’ windfall is breath of fresh air

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Standing atop the sweeping farm ridge 70 miles north of Berlin, the stiff wind off the Baltic Sea painted my cheeks apple red in minutes.

For The Graduate

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Although I’ve noticed the graduation cap and gown hanging in my daughter’s closet on those few occasions when I invade her private space, nothing brought her imminent graduation home so vividly as an awards night ceremony where her classmates were honored for their high school achievements.

Pekingese is pleasure for youngster

Thursday, May 19, 2005

There has never been a time in my life without dogs. I can’t imagine it any other way.
I remember a black and white photograph in an old family album.


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