SADIE FRERICKS

High-tech napping

We use technology to make virtually every task in our lives easier, more effective, and less time-consuming.

4-H dairy dreams coming true

I continue to be amazed by all of the ways the 4-H dairy project positively affects young peoples’ lives.

Casa Verde de La Feria

Our little green fish house – which we affectionately refer to as Casa Verde – has a new purpose in life.

Grounded in gratitude at take off

By the time these words are inked on a page of newsprint, I’ll be at The Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Joy and sorrow

“When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
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The mouse in the freezer

When my beloved cat, George, died unexpectedly, I put his body in the freezer until I could give him a proper burial.

Thoughts of days gone by

I help coach our county’s 4-H Dairy Project Bowl Team. If you’re not familiar, project bowl is very similar to knowledge bowl, but instead of general knowledge, 4-Hers are quizzed on their knowledge of all things dairy.

Our small, connected world

Good things happen when dairy farmers get together. Last week, several of us gathered for Minnesota Milk’s Annual Meeting, Dairy Dinner, and Dairy Day at the Capitol.

Chickens and eggs

When I wrote about being grateful for our egg-laying chickens this summer, I didn’t think that gratitude could increase.

December birthdays

Two of our greatest Christmas gifts are our December babies. Daphne was born in mid-December and Dan was born a couple days before Christmas.
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Switch it up

Ten years ago, a new chapter in our dairy farming story began: switching cows through the winter.

Fairy tales, part two

Our fair season was truly one to remember. In addition to the tales of Daphne and Daisy and Monika and Galadriel, which I shared in the first chapter of this column, there were several other moments worth memorializing.

Fairy tales, part one

Once upon a time, there were three dairy farm kids who loved to show their cows at local fairs.

The summer of eggs

Thank goodness we have chickens and our own milk and meat. Those are the lines that frequently went through my head while grocery shopping this summer.

Fifteen years

Anniversaries have a way of making us pause for a moment and reflect upon the passage of time and all we’ve experienced. July 7, 2007, was the day we bought our farm, which makes this year the 15th anniversary.
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