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Adriane Heins
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walking beans
I'm currently knee-deep in Ben Sasse's book The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis , which I'd highly recommend by the way, and just read his observation that asking an adult about his first job usually kickstarts a fascinating conversation....

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World Milk Day
I still remember, standing in the middle of our gravel lane as a little girl, hearing a friend of mine say in awe, "You mean bacon comes from those!?" as she pointed a little finger at a pen full of hogs. "I thought it came from the grocery store!"   Fast f...

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springtime hope
Jane Austen once wrote that a couple with a 15-month-old who bring a newborn home and then proceed to survive two weeks of planting season will be able to withstand any trial that may befall their marriage. She didn't actually say that, but if she had been ...

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Agriculture Grows Families
A couple of months ago, Chris had the opportunity to speak at the Missouri Governor's Conference as a representative of the dairy industry. In honor of National Ag Week, I'm sharing his comments here, as one dairy farmer just telling his story.   Hi, I’m
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thankful for farmers -- and especially mine
  Pregnancy teaches you a lot about your husband. (It also teaches you a lot about donuts and why women hate scales, but that's neither here nor there.)     My husband is a busy farmer. He manages employees and cows and crops and machinery. He works at his ...

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Cheesecake-Stuffed Peaches | Dairy
  I went to the doctor last week, and the nurse was all like, "You gained five pounds in the last two weeks. Here's your exam room. Now wait an hour to see the doctor." Ok, it didn't happen exactly like that, but the nurse did say with an absolutely straigh...

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Valentine's Day
The most excitement I can remember on a Valentine's Day happened when my mom made our family heart-shaped pizzas.  Also when I broke up with a boyfriend a couple days before Valentine's Day because he was being a louse.  I prefer to focus on the pizzas. Piz...

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winter weather
 When it's been warm but then it turns cold again, it's usually best just to hunker down in a sunny spot, cover up with your favorite warm, snuggly blanket (or fur coat as the case may be), wriggle around until you find a comfy spot, and then fall fast, fas...

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happy heifers and apple toffee dip (with dairy!)
We have a routine at our house. Every morning when our little girl wakes up, we go to the window and look for the heifers. If she can't spot them, she cranes her neck to see if they're hiding somewhere. And when she can't find them out one window, she leans...

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Inauguration Day
Let's not get into a Donald Trump vs. Hillary throwdown. That ship sailed November 8. But let's do talk about the shout-outs that American cattle farmers got on President Trump's inauguration day. He put angus steak on the menu for the second course of his ...
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