Perspective

This is one of my hot buttons…

March 19, 2023

This is one of my hot buttons… I abhor daylight saving time.  I hate it.   My body hates it.  My mind hates it. My life hates it.   Does anyone else feel as strongly as I do? The spring, in particular, is my biggest gripe, I don’t have the bandwidth at this stage in my life to lose an hour.   I remember when the kids were little–it was terrible. …

Perspective

Excuse me, which memory are you?

March 12, 2023

I had an odd thing happen to me the other night at dinner.  I met a friend of mine at a restaurant in Saratoga–The Mouzan House.  I had been hearing wonderful things about the restaurant for years, and it did not disappoint, it was a delicious meal. The restaurant occupies an old brick farmhouse in the middle of Saratoga Springs.  It’s an oasis in the middle of a…

Perspective

No one understands, like a dairy farmer…

March 5, 2023

The decision has been made, and a deep sadness permeates everything. There are visions of what life will be, how life will feel.  Emptiness. The last headlock clanks, and the pump stops.  Silence fills every space on the farm. A final cow is loaded, and the truck and trailer head down the laneway and out the gate.  It’s over.  The feed wagon will sit idle, and the birds…

Perspective

I believe in the power of positivity

February 26, 2023

I believe in the power of positivity.  I BELIEVE in the power of the team.  And I believe in the strength of a village. It takes all of us. We are in the thick of playoff season, and our boy’s varsity basketball team survived their first sectional match-up.  Greenwich, 5 cede, was able to eliminate the four cede.  It was a nail-biter, as we did not take the…

Family

And like that, it’s almost over

February 12, 2023

Dear Jakey, Watching you play basketball has been one of the greatest joys of my life.  Seriously, it has.  I am your biggest fan! Through primary basketball, AAU, DAGS, and Varsity.  Late nights coming back from practices and weekend-long tournaments, it has been so much fun, and I wouldn’t trade that time with you for anything. Your feisty defense and serious offense—you never let up, always working hard…

Business

It’s a podcast kind of world

February 5, 2023

It’s a podcast kind of world, helping us to collect many grains of sand along the way. With busy schedules and minimal time, it’s nice to multitask by taking information auditorily.   Recently I have had the opportunity to speak with 2-podcasters and be a guest on their shows.   It was a lot of fun!  Thank you, Chrissy Wozniak of North American Ag and Matt Brechwald of Off Farm Income.…

Perspective

Connection with Faith and Farming

January 23, 2023

If you farm, you have faith. We have faith that the rain will spill over from the clouds when it’s dry.  And understand Mother Nature is on her time, not our time. Faith. Farmers have faith that the baby calf is going to live.  Praying that the sparkle comes back to her eyes, her coat shines again, and she jumps up at feeding time.   If the calf takes…

Travel

Just me, Kate… and this guy!

January 16, 2023

Last week when I attended the annual New York State Agricultural Society meeting, I connected with our state Ag Commissioner, Richard Ball.  As you can see in this picture, we shared a laugh and a smile, and I am here to say, Commissioner, this one is for you!  🙂     From the bottom of my heart, I can’t say enough good things about this man and all he does…

Lifestyle

Livin’ Skinny

January 8, 2023

It feels like he just got home and is already returning to school.  Take good care of him this semester, Purdue!  We miss him when he leaves. I would love to say that the holidays treated us well this year, but the fact is that our family went from the flu to very bad colds over the course of the two weeks that encompassed Christmas and the new…

Business

Cheers to the Holiday Party!

December 18, 2022

It’s the clinking of glasses, the spread of amazing food, and the twinkling candle light nestled in nooks all over the warmly lit house. It can be one of the most magical times of the year. Last night we had the office Christmas party, here at my house.  Unfortunately we didn’t have the entire Morning Ag Clips crew, but we had most!  8 out of the 11, not…