Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

Watching the sun rise just as we finish feeding  baby calves on our dairy farm  is a great start to any day but welcoming new life to the farm makes it spectacular!

I'm thankful for these moments of pure delight as I work with my family everyday to provide high-quality, nutritious  milk by caring for our cows, calves, and the land we call home.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

The landscape of Northwest Arkansas is rapidly changing with our population growth and development. 
As the places I've known since childhood are gobbled up with urbanization, I know that it is important to protect the open spaces that we all enjoy. 
Members of the Northwest Arkansas Open Space Steering Committee are on a mission to develop a coordinated,voluntary program to protect and promote the region's most valued natural landscapes and open spaces. We  enjoyed taking a field trip Monday afternoon to visit three natural springs in our area. 

I'm thankful for this process that has the goal to preserve these assets of our community that will maintain the high quality of life  as the region grows.

You can find more information about this project and participate in   this process by taking a survey about the spaces you enjoy in Northwest Arkansas at

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Dairy Celebrates National Ag Day

National Ag Day is an opportunity for all Americans to celebrate and bring awareness about  the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives.
                 Think about it, agriculture provides almost everything we eat,use and wear on a daily basis. American agriculture is doing more and doing it better.

Dairy farmers today,thanks to science, proven research and technology,
                      produce a gallon of milk using 95 percent less land and 65 percent less water
                                    while producing 76 percent less manure compared with 1944.

Thank a Farmer!!

Dairy Good Luck

Whether you're an Irishman or a Holstein dairy heifer,
what's not to love about green?

Our pastures are not this green and lush yet but with a little luck, more sunshine, warmer temperatures,
and the hard work of a dairy farmer, we'll be enjoying a dairy good spring!

I'll be raising my glass of high quality milk  today.
How about you?

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dairy Celebrates National Pi Day

                      I know, it's not really National Pie Day, but we can celebrate the mathematical Pi Day
                                                                   with pie and ice cream.

                                                                         Count me in!

  Happy Pi Day!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

With March being National Nutrition Month, it's only right that registered dietitians
 have their own day (March 11)  during the month!

Happy Registered Dietitian Day!

This group of dietitians visited our farm last year to find out how we produce safe,high-quality milk. 

Registered dietitians work in a variety of settings to provide nutritional information.

I'm thankful for the interest and educational training  registered dietitians have in helping clients of all ages in making nutritional choices that improve lifestyles ,boost health and especially for their efforts to reduce childhood obesity.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Daylight Saving Recipe

Last week my friend sent me an email with a variety of fast and easy soup recipes with this description: "good the first day but even better the second." Even though I believed her, I had to try it for myself!
Tortilla Soup  fit her description perfectly and is a daylight saving recipe,too!  Even better, it makes enough for a couple of freezer portions to really help the cook when the days are too busy for burning daylight in the kitchen.

Tortilla Soup

3-4 Chicken Breasts,cooked and shredded
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 chopped onion
1 clove garlic,minced
3 cans chicken broth
2 Tablespoons Mexican seasoning or 1 envelope taco seasoning
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can pinto beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can Great Northern beans

Toppings:Tortilla chips,jalapenos,shredded cheese

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil. Add chicken and all other ingredients. Simmer 1 hour. Serve with tortilla chips,jalapenos, and shredded cheese.


                                                I recommend enjoying this with a cold  glass of milk!