Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

Having a new baby in the family has brought a new dimension to family birthday celebrations.
There is no shortage of someone to hold the baby!
Hattie Claire slept through most of the celebration for her Daddy's 28th birthday but it was the sweetest moment when Cody said that she was the best present he could have for any birthday.

I'm thankful for these sweet memories of my son and his new daughter.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Dairy May Day

What's not to love about the month of May?
That was my thought as I stepped out the back door 
this morning  on my way to feed calves. 

Although the  air was chilly and crisp, it was evident that the
 dairy cows were loving the weather and the green pasture as
 they slowly moved towards the barn to be milked. 
Framed by the blooming iris, it was a perfect picture 
of a May day down on the dairy farm.

For 95 years, a member of our family has been 
 opening the  same back door into the month of May. 
We take pride in caring for our dairy  animals, growing crops
 to feed our animals and most important, 
producing healthy high-quality milk for you and your family.

Happy May!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

In the late afternoon on a beautiful spring day in Northwest Arkansas ,
 there's nothing more peaceful than watching the dairy cows graze or rest in the field. 

 This new calf was born in the early hours this morning 
after a terrific wind and  thunderstorm.
                                 I'm thankful for this picture of peace down on the dairy farm
                                      that serves as  a reminder  there is calm after any storm.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mother's Day Trifle

A couple of years ago, I thought it would be great to have some mint growing in a flower bed. You probably know the rest of the story. With the invasive characteristic of mint, I could share mint beyond my local community!
What better way to use a few sprigs of mint than on servings of Midwest Dairy's 
Mint Brownie Trifle.
It will be a perfect addition to any Mother's Day celebration
 and a delicious way to share an abundance of mint. 

Mint Brownie Trifle


Non-stick cooking spray
1 package (19.5 oz.) milk chocolate brownie mix
1/3 cup vanilla non-fat Greek-style yogurt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
14 creme de menthe chocolate layered
      mints (Andes mints) cut into small pieces

For pudding:
1 package (3.3 oz) white chocolate instant pudding mix
2 cups fat-free milk

For topping:
3 ounces Neufchatel cream cheese
1/3 cup vanilla non-fat Greek-style yogurt
4 teaspoons confectioners sugar
For mint curl decoration: 6 creme de
menthe chocolate layered mints


For brownies,preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom of a 9x13 in. baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine brownie mix,eggs,yogurt, and vegetable oil. Stir with a spoon until well blended. Stir in mint pieces. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 22 to 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of brownies has moist crumbs attached. allow brownies to cool completely. Cut into small pieces.

For pudding, combine pudding mix and milk in a medium bowl. Mix according to package directions.

For topping, combine cream cheese, yogurt and confectioners' sugar in a small bowl. Beat with electric mixer until well blended.

For mint curl decoration, use a vegetable peeler to make small curls by shaving down the long edge of the mint.

Layer the pudding and brownies in a 3 quart trifle bowl in two layers. Spoon the topping over the top layer. Decorate with mint curls. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Yields approximately 20 servings.

To serve as individual portions: Use 12 4-ounce jelly jars. Spoon one tablespoon of pudding in each jar.Then cut approximately 2" square brownie and break it apart into 4-6 chunky pieces. Drop brownie pieces into the jar on top of pudding. Repeat process with one tablespoon of pudding and chunky brownie pieces until jar is full. Finish with one tablespoon of topping and garnish with mint curl decoration. Cover and chill until ready to serve. This method yields approximately 12 servings.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Earthday Everyday

On Earth Day, like everyday down on the dairy farm,
you'll find us milking our cows twice a day,

feeding our cows nutritious feed,

and watching our crops grow.

Earth Day is Everyday down on the dairy farm.
We understand the importance of taking 
good care of this land we call home.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Dairymom's Thankful Thursday

                                                           After a few rainy gloomy days.
                                            rays of sunshine were a welcome addition in the
                                                     late afternoon down on the dairy farm.

                                   I'm thankful for the  rainy days that watered our spring crops,
                     refreshed the pastures and encouraged the iris in the flowerbeds to bloom!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Dairy Q&A


                                                              What is a heifer?

                      A heifer is a young cow over one year old
                                 that has not produced a calf.
                   Heifers  become the milking cows on our farm.

                        It's always exciting to witness the birth 
                      of the first calf of these magnificent  dairy
                animals that we have watched grow and develop
                               over a  two year period of time 
                                  and   cared for  since  birth.