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That was the exact moment when I knew those kids and farming ideologies were not going to be us.

“I think your son may have sensory processing disorder,” the doctor said to me. Meanwhile, said son is literally bouncing off the walls, grabbing random objects and throwing them, putting every godforsaken thing in his mouth, and I have my foot on the door so he can’t run away.

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I’ve been a pretty open book regarding my struggles with anxiety and depression over the years, especially regarding how they intertwine with my vocation as a dairy farmer.

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When I read The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz, my life changed.

In 1955, U.S. President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack, and a war was raged on heart disease. Eisenhower’s doctors pinpointed the fat in his diet as the culprit of his heart attack.

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As I was doing some much-needed purging from my office, I came across a piece I wrote 10 years ago. It was about the busy schedule of two parents with four kids, milking cows and keeping up with life’s challenges.

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“What the heck is CrossFit?” you may find yourself asking. The official definition of CrossFit is “constantly varied, functional movements performed at a high intensity.” OK, so what does that exactly mean?

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We always seem to have problems with our water troughs freezing up. It is a never-ending battle breaking up the ice on the water trough, just for it to freeze back up again within hours.

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