Category Archives: Life on the Farm

A Year Without Dean.

Today marks one year since our family lost my brother Dean Strauss. While our farm’s ownership and the labor force are made up of more than just the Strauss family, Dean’s passing changed so much for everyone here on the … Continue reading

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Our world still spins, because it has to.

Obviously COVID-19 is on everyone’s minds right now. Our farm has not been called on to dump milk but seeing others in that position and seeing the milk markets drop as they have is very unsettling. We are of course … Continue reading

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Animals are our first priority

Winter goes pretty quickly even though Mother Nature challenges us with extreme cold and snow. Any measurable snow makes it difficult to keep the farmyards clean for our team to get in and out. We own our own snowplows on … Continue reading

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Fall Harvest 2018

We’re starting to wind down harvest 2018. We’ve had more rain this fall than we’d like, but it seems that overall, we’ll come out okay. The corn silage harvest went well, and we were happy to see our yields above … Continue reading

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Spring Planting 2018

I feel like every year for the last few years I’ve started spring planting by shaking my head and saying, “This is another interesting year.” Last year we had a lot of rain in January, where everything thawed but then … Continue reading

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Robotic Milker Spring Update

In the last couple of months, we’ve really hit our stride with the robotic milkers. We’re learning how to work with the milkers, and the cows are also adjusting well to the new process. We think a big part of … Continue reading

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