Author Archives: Lisa

About Lisa

Hi, I'm Lisa. Dairy farmer's wife and Minnesotan to the core, I write about rural farm life, running down country roads, and the food, faith, and family that bind everything together. Follow along on my journey.

“Maternity Leave” Reflections

As my son approaches the one year mark I’ve been thinking back to those first few weeks of his life more often. “Did I spend enough time holding and snuggling and simply enjoying him?” “Did I realize how quickly he … Continue reading

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Henrietta and Baby Number Four

Sunday, March 5th was a busy morning here at the farm. I cared for one new heifer calf right away at 5:00, another heifer at about 9:00, and then I went back to our pregnant cow pen again about 11:00 … Continue reading

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Running Through 2016

   Running in 2016 admittedly took a back seat to pregnancy and new motherhood. I was prepared for this and at peace with it as I entered the year about 25 weeks pregnant. I waddled along for a couple of … Continue reading

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February Spring

Well hello there! I’m finally poking my head up from what feels like weeks of doctor visits, poor sleep, fevers, and fussing. This includes Speedy and his parents. The sickness ratio has been out of control this winter. Last week … Continue reading

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Live on the Farm

As January starts winding down I am deeply thankful for the mild weather stretch. I don’t like foggy grey, but the “Pacific-style” weather has been keeping our temperatures around the freezing point instead of typical lows below zero. It is … Continue reading

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