I, like all moms have learned a lot since I had my daughter almost a year ago. I realize I still have a lot to learn. My daughter was born right before Christmas. When I say right before Christmas I mean on December 20th she was born and we got home on the 24th. The thought of traveling anywhere longer than a half hour with her was really overwhelming. Luckily since she was brand, spanking new so we had the perfect excuse to not go to all of the holiday get-togethers. But not all of us are that lucky. Because… Read More
Before I was a mom there were a lot of things I enjoyed. For example, trendy clothes that can only be hand washed, frilly lingerie, running into people I know grocery shopping, and drinking wine with friends. Since I had my daughter almost a year ago, a lot of these things change. It’s amazing how once you have a baby, you do all of those things you said you would never do. I always said I would never be that woman in the grocery store. You know, the one that looks just beat. Believe me, I have been her. I… Read More
I had a reader request to learn more about our Robotic Calf barn. So, I decided to do a video about it. Enjoy and I hope you enjoy it!
Note from Ashley: I have realized I didn’t make clear how I feel about our new president. I think it changes how people view my post. I did not vote for Trump. It’s irrelevant who I voted for other than that. That being said, I do not think anyone deserves to be called stupid because of a decision. In addition, I do not condone any hate speech regardless of which side you are on. I fear for my friends who fall into a minority category or multiple. I understand what has frustrated my fellow rural residents and why they voted the… Read More
Now that fall is here, it is getting dark a lot sooner. With running becoming a very popular form of fitness, we often forget that safety is something we need to teach. This summer we had this tragedy in our area, I just knew I needed to share what I know. If it can save another person’s life or it can save another driver the guilt that happened in this situation, I wanted to do it. Wear light or bright colored clothing, even better wear reflective clothing. What you wear is so important! It helps make it easier to be seen…. Read More
It’s that time of the year again. Temperatures are falling, leaves are changing and crops are being harvested. Which means it’s time for sweaters, leggings and boots. With the changing of the seasons I cannot wait to share some of my favorite things for fall. Petal Pusher Hat by Stormy Kromer My friend Jenny is always wearing the cutest winter hats, but I have never taken the plunge and bought one. Lucky for me she had a giveaway on Instagram and I was one of the lucky winners. I was so excited to get a free Stormy Kromer hat so… Read More
Growing up I always said I wanted to move to London. I have no idea where I got that idea from or why London, but I was pretty determined to make this happen. As I got older I realized I liked Michigan enough to stay for a while. But London always stayed a place I longed to visit. Growing up in a small, rural area you wonder if you will ever make these dreams happen. This is where 4-H entered the picture. My mom studiously signed us up for 4-H at the age of 5. When she signed me up,… Read More
This past spring I took my mom to see Theresa Caputo, The Long Island Medium. For those of you that don’t know who she is, she has a show on TLC. If you have never seen her, she is an extroverted, New Jersey woman who has an amazing knack for speaking with the dead. She has huge hair, crazy nails and I want her shoe collection. If you need direction in your life, I HIGHLY recommend reading her book You Can’t Make This Stuff Up. It seems like every time I read it I find exactly what I need to… Read More