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New Website!!!

Hello, readers! Thanks for sticking with me in spite of my silence on this blog for the past few weeks. I’m here to announce that I finally started my author’s website!!! You can find it at laurel-jean.com. I plan to be active on there more often than on The Farmer’s Daughter… but I’ll still be…

Wisdom for Wednesdays – July 22, 2020

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:1 I love this verse. The reminder is so, so beautiful. But this verse doesn’t say, “to those who have prayed the sinner’s prayer,” “to those who attend…

National Ice Cream Day… Coming Soon!

Instead of giving you a recipe today, I’m popping in to let you know that Sunday is National Ice Cream Day!!! Please be sure to support your dairy farmers and enjoy some ice cream someday soon. 🙂 -Laurel

Wisdom for Wednesdays – July 15, 2020

“Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove. O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark, that looks on tempests and is never shaken.” William Shakespeare Contrary to what our culture would have us believe, love is not a feeling. We can’t stop loving when our emotions…

How We Keep Our Cows Cool in the Summer

Making sure their cows are comfortable is very important to dairy farmers. I just wanted to share a few ways we help our cows keep cool in these sweltering summer months. Shade This one is huge! Our cows get to live in an airy freestall barn (a freestall barn is one where the cows are…

Recipe Round-Up: Cold Summer Sips

Hey, y’all! Here in Minnesota I’ve been sweating A LOT recently and craving large quantities of icy liquids. In case you are in the same boat, I thought I’d share a recipe round-up so you can try some thirst-slaking treats! Good Girl Moonshine – Trim Healthy Mama A rather interesting name… but this stuff is…

Wisdom for Wednesdays – July 8, 2020

“The little things of life, sweet and excellent in their place, must not be the things lived for; the highest must be sought and followed; the life of heaven must be begun here on earth.” -L.M. Montgomery, in Anne of the Island Absolutely. If you feel like your life is overflowing with blessings, thank God…

Farm Life – Early July 2020

Happy Monday, faithful readers! I wanted to stop in today with some recent snapshots of farm life. These photos aren’t very high-quality because they were taken on my phone… sadly, it’s just impractical to shove a dSLR in your back pocket to whip out at exciting and photogenic moments. A lovely sunrise and a cool,…

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Welcome to one of my favorite cake recipes of all time. If you’re a health nut, I’m so sorry… click on this link full of health to take you away from the temptation of a sugar-and-chocolate-chip-sprinkled cake. A moist cake. A chocolatey cake. A delicious cake. (Ya still with me? I thought so.) This is…

Wisdom for Wednesdays – July 1, 2020

“We dare not settle down to try to live as if things were ‘normal’. Nothing is normal while sin and lust and death roam the world.” A.W. Tozer This one stopped me in my tracks. It’s so true. Our idea of ‘normal’ is incredibly warped… because this grossly sinful world is all we’ve known. The…

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