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I will be honest: I didn't know anything about veal farming until after I started blogging about our family dairy farm a few years ago. As my content began to be shared within activists groups, the accusations that we “murder our baby cows” started to flood in.

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While raising young children in a farm environment is one of the most rewarding things about being a farm family, it also presents some challenges when it comes to staying productive while keeping the little ones safe when they’re in tow. Hopefully, I can share some of the tricks I use when I have Evelyn (3.5 years old) and Edith (16 months old) along for some outside fun and work.

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Seventeen years ago, I was introduced to a tiny Holstein spring calf that taught me more about life than any person I’d ever met. She wasn’t even my own calf. She belonged to my sister, who had just turned 8 and joined 4-H. I was only 6 and anxiously awaiting my birthday in two years so I could have a calf of my own.

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A couple days ago, when I was out in the barn feeding the cows, something that happened many years ago came to my mind. I was surprised because I hadn’t thought about it in years. But it brought a smile to my face, and I then realized I had to write about it.

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Social media is like a difficult curve ball that even the best baseball player struggles to hit. It requires practice, willpower and a little luck to be an all-star. The average teen is spending up to nine hours a day on social media. It is more critical now than ever to be active on social media platforms.

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With three rambunctious boys, I’m thanking my lucky stars (and knocking on wood) that we’ve had relatively few serious illnesses or injuries. It was just a few weeks ago when Cooper burned his little toes and I found myself wondering if this was the accident that finally sent us to urgent care.

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