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Farming
‘Kids, Coffee, and Cows. That’s My Life’

by Jennifer McBride

Coffee is an important aspect of farming. Well, some feel this way. Let’s see how a young couple and their twin boys in the Northeast work to keep the generational family dairy farm alive. Mom is adamant she milks the cows (and has coffee while doing so)!
Farming
Do Cows Get Cold?

by Jennifer McBride

Cows prefer cooler weather though they will get cold in extreme temperatures despite their natural defenses of thick hair and hooves made to withstand the cold. Organic Valley farmers ensure cows have resources they need to stay comfy in all weather.
Food
How to Mail Holiday Cookies and Milk

by Mimi Council

Mailing holiday cookies is easy and receiving a package of homemade treats is certain to make somebody's day. Besides the cookies, it only takes a tin, single-serve milk, creativity, and love to ship a thoughtful package of milk and cookies.
Family
When to Stop Drinking Postnatal Smoothies

by Carly Knowles, MS, RDN, LD, PCD

Recovery from birth and breastfeeding require a healthy diet rich in protein, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and electrolyte-rich fluids. Smoothie mixes help meet postpartum needs. Is there a right time to take postnatal supplements out of your diet?
Food
Easy Steps to Spatchcock a Turkey

by Rootstock Editor

Spatchcocking a turkey greatly reduces the time it takes to bake a turkey. Spatchcocking, otherwise known as butterflying, is quick and the meat cooks up juicy with crispy, golden-brown skin. Bonus, it’s pretty easy to spatchcock. Ready to try?
Farming
Life on a Hilltop Dairy Farm in Maine

by Caroline Carlson

Glendon and Jodie farm on Glendon’s grandparents’ dairy farm in south central Maine. The family shares a love for organic agriculture, respect for the natural environment, and gratitude for their herd of cows with their children, hoping their farm can be an example of the importance of small family farms.