CGND | Our Pasture View – September 2021

Everyone enjoys seeing newborn calves. The downy hair spread across a tiny body with two bright, curious eyes surrounded by luscious eye lashes. The wobbly knees trying to stand for the first time. Those...

CGND | Our Pasture View | July 2021

This past Saturday was a work day. Every day involves some variety of work on the farm, whether that be shoveling manure out of the barn or cutting a field of alfalfa. But, this...

CGND | Our Pasture View | May 2021

Imagine being the sole owner and operator of a business which has preceded you for over 100 years. The prior owners are linked to you not by a paper trail but rather a blood...

CGND | Our Pasture View | April 2021

We have been occupied with spring planning around here. While spring cleaning of our home and many outbuildings would be a most-welcomed venture, I will be honest in admitting the deep satisfaction that only...

CGND | Our Pasture View | March 2021

My older brother once asked me if the mold growing on the outside of the bales resting in a haystack was a good thing. I thought for a moment; he had me...

CGND | Our Pasture View | February 2021

The car thermometer read -19 degrees on our way home from a Super Bowl Sunday gathering. Weather this cold conjures up novelties like reading a book in front of a roaring fireplace...

CGND | Our Pasture View | January 2021

Your New Year’s resolution is to be healthy: eat a little better, move a little more, focus on mental health. So, when you wake up Jan. 1, you reluctantly put down...