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Mom. 4-H Leader. Dairy Farmer.

Volume No. 1

Welcome to our new blog series, Dairying: Through a Woman’s Eyes. This series will highlight women who are actively owning and operating dairy farms around our great state of Washington. These women play pivitol roles in day to day farming operations; shattering the old stigma of dairy farming. 

I Was Born to Have a Dairy Cow

When I think back to my first memories, one thing comes to mind – cows. While most young girls were playing with dolls or pretending to be a princess, I spent hours pretending to be a dairy farmer with my little sister.  At age 3, I began a quest to master the art of drawing… cows of course, and continually filled my parents’ days with nonstop conversation about everything cow!  

New Year’s Resolution: 3 Things to Continue in 2017

If you’ve already Googled New Year’s Resolution Ideas, this is what you probably saw: eat less, sit less, spend less, read more, play more, meditate more, pick up a new hobby. For so many, New Year’s Resolutions conjure up the overwhelming idea of a complete lifestyle overhaul. Truth be told, it’s likely that many of your current habits can simply be reinforced to get you to a healthier you.

Tom's Turkey Drive

Turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, oh my! 2016 has been a crazy year (to say the least) and most people are looking forward to some quality time with family and friends. However, as Thanksgiving fast approaches and with the hustle of the holiday season just around the corner, it is easy to forget the need that persists in our community. Thanksgiving is a time of family, good food and grateful hearts with opportunities just outside our doors to make the holidays a little brighter for our neighbors in need.

A Dairy Farm, Craft Breweries and Giant Pumpkins

Dairy farmer Leann Krainick says one of her favorite fall beers has to be a pumpkin IPA or, for a real treat, a pumpkin stout beer with ice cream.  

Leann gives her recommendation on good authority.  After all, she considers her dairy farm to be an important part of the beer community in Washington State. 

A Pumpkin Tradition

October might just be the coziest month of the year.  It’s finally boot and scarf season, leaves are falling, crockpot recipes and Halloween costumes fill your Pinterest feed, and pumpkin has made its way into EVERYTHING.  Yes, October is a very good month.  Thank goodness October has five weekends because we have some serious fall business to attend to.

2016 Summer Dairy Festival Calendar

What better way to celebrate June Dairy Month, and the beginning of summer than with festivals celebrating locally grown produce, local agriculture, tasty food and local entertainment. During June, cities across the state are host to festivals including parades, live music, car shows, cook-offs and so much more! These fun-for-all-ages events are a great way to meet your neighbors, get out and enjoy the sunshine, and create family memories.

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Washington's Favorite Farmers Markets

The weather is warming up across the state and summer is just about here. One of the best things about summertime is all of the fresh, local produce, handmade goods and artisan foods that can be found at neighborhood farmers markets across Washington state. And there’s something undeniably special about mingling with vendors, learning about their crops and crafts and buying ingredients directly from the source.
 
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