Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 “The Dairy Mom” Blog Highlights

Happy New Year! For my first blog of 2012, I would like to share some highlights of 2011.

Top 10 Most Popular Blogs   
  1. Do You Drink Milk? 
  2. Content Cows Chew Cud 
  3. Growing Up on Our Farm - Calf to Heifer to Milk Cow  
  4. Hey Oprah – You Don’t Have to Go Vegan to Be Healthy and Compassionate
  5. The Majority of the U.S. Farm Bill Funds Food & Nutrition Programs 
  6. The Milk Inspector is Coming
  7. Twins are Born! 
  8. Food, Inc. or Black Sheep 
  9. Dairy Diet – What do Cows Eat? 
  10. What do Milk, Apple Juice and Sponge Bob Have in Common? 

The blog with the most comments this year was Hey Oprah – You Don’t Have to Go Vegan to Be Healthy and Compassionate. It received 20 comments and posted 5 responses.

Eighty-one percent of my blog audience is from the United States. People in other countries also read my blog; 5% from Canada, 5% from India, 4% from the United Kingdom, 2% from Australia, 2% from Germany and less than 1% from the Netherlands, Ireland, South Korea and Russia.

My Favorites
This year we opened our farm to visitors which was a neat experience for our family. It was fun looking back on the two blogs I wrote about our Open Farm events; Reflections About Opening Our Farm in 2011 and Celebrating June Dairy Month by Opening our Farm.

Summer is a wonderful time of year with long days of sunlight. In 2011, it was the only time the farm wasn’t muddy from our record rainfall year! I took pleasure in reviewing my Summer Scenes blog. Every summer, the boys and I go to California to visit my family. This is always a wonderful trip and the blog about Visiting Grandpa’s California Dairy brought back memories of the fun we had during our visit.

One spring day, I took photos and shared them in The Future of Our Herd: Calves and Boys. We had such fun with the calves that afternoon!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my blog posts as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them! Thank you for your interest in our farm and for supporting America’s dairy farmers!

1 comment:

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