Laura Flory's Blog (5)

A Time for Everything

I pulled up to the dairy and parked in my usual spot. I got out and fumbled around as I put my 7 week old into the stroller. My husband was combining soybeans in the field next to the barn so we began to stroll around as we watched the cloud of dust rolling behind the machine with the most beautiful orange sky in the background.  I sighed a bit as I let go all the pressure I had put on myself to “do” something today. Let me just say for the record that I was totally naïve in my view of…


Added by Laura Flory on November 23, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Meet and Greet - Robot Style : An Update on the Cows of Hillside Farm

The saying with robot barns goes like this...

3 days = No sleep

3 weeks= They kind of know what's going on

3 months= Things are rolling along

My version would go something like this...

3 days = Coffee!!!

3 weeks = I guess this is going okay?



Added by Laura Flory on November 2, 2014 at 1:53pm — 1 Comment

Cleared for takeoff-my account of a robot startup

On the morning of August 5th, 2014 the black and white beauties walked through the milking parlor for the last time at Hillside Farm.…


Added by Laura Flory on August 17, 2014 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

Proud to Dairy

With June and the celebration of June dairy month rapidly passing us by, I have been thinking about what it is I want to portray to all those folks who graciously read the stories I have to tell and the pictures I share. What an amazing opportunity to tell the world about the industry I love and I'm too tired at night to even pick my hands up to type.  That's summer on a dairy farm for ya. 

But when I opened this page to write what I hoped might be inspirational for…


Added by Laura Flory on June 18, 2014 at 6:47am — No Comments

"The Pasture Cows"

"It all started back in March of '13..."

I hope one day, when the years have made me wiser, I will sit back and tell my future children the whole story. The story of our grand adventure building our new barn and how it all turned out so wonderfully. …


Added by Laura Flory on March 28, 2014 at 2:57pm — No Comments


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