Don't Quit Your Daydream

The other night, as Matthew and I were pouring our tired bodies into bed, both children asleep, Obachan all tucked in (more on that later), the animals milked and fed, cheese orders packaged up and ready to go out the next morning, and just a few dishes still in the sink from dinner (sleep > clean kitchen), he said to me…

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Rachael Taylor-Tuller
No Spend August

Cooking with incredible ingredients can elevate any meal. This was pretty much the case every night for us. As farmers we have access to the most pure ingredients in the world. Sometimes our whole plate was filled with a feast from the farm, veggies, berries, eggs, cheese, and meat...but other nights we loaded up on veggies and let the cheese be the star of the show…

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Rachael Taylor-Tuller
Too much poop

Before the mainstream use of chemicals all farmer's practiced regenerative agriculture. They would rotate cows, cover crops, market crops, you get the idea, across their land. This practice actually made their farms more resilient to pests, increased the nutrition in the soil, and produced healthier, safer food…

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Rachael Taylor-Tuller
Grief

For all the people out there who may be wanting to help someone grieve: Don't treat to fix it. There's nothing to fix. Don't ignore it. It will sit there like an elephant in the room making everyone uncomfortable. Speak their name. Share a memory. Offer a listening ear. Be present. 

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Rachael Taylor-Tuller
Turning two

I'll never forget standing in our cheese make room with our inspector, 5 days after giving birth, going through all the final inspections, trying not to pass out from pain. That same day I developed a case of mastitis and desperately needed to just lie down and heal…

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Rachael Taylor-Tuller