Thoughts & Musings

Welcome to the Global Cow blogs, written by Jill Stahl Tyler.  She writes often, and is published in her local paper in Vermont.  There are several categories:

Silver Linings

SILVER LININGS

This is a daily response to the COVID-19 pandemic, finding at least one thing positive to come out of it.   One comment I’ve heard: “Reading your column of ‘silver linings’ has become one of my ‘silver linings’!  Thank you for writing this!”‘

Jill and Jersey

DAIRY DREAMING

 These are directly about dairy, and ways to experience ag internationally.  Dairy  Dreaming also brings any updates on possible new immigration statuses, or any other legislation or any other dairy information that dairy producers will find interesting.

graduation

EDUCATION MATTERS

This more traditional column looks at family life, with a particular emphasis on how education shapes us all. Often, it includes a special look into the high school exchange students’ fun while in the USA.  It is published mostly bi-monthly in the local paper.

family with exchange students

EXCHANGE EXTRAS

This is a special look into the high school exchange students’ fun while in the USA.  It includes a lot of heartfelt moments sure to make you pause!

VT beauty of the day

BEAUTY OF THE DAY

Since 2015, I have searched for something beautiful every day, and then posted it to social media.  (Follow Global Cow on Instagram to see them–or subscribe to receive them daily.)

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Samples of all blogs (by most current dates).

Published!! (Silver Lining 7-6-2020)

Published!! (Silver Lining 7-6-2020)

As of right now, this evening, today, finally…. I have learned how to publish a book in the Kindle format.  Tomorrow I hope to make it LIVE.  It’s exciting!! (And somewhat terrifying.  (Will anyone read it?)) But it’s an easy, obvious answer for today’s...

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Working on a Grant (Silver Lining 7-5-2020)

Working on a Grant (Silver Lining 7-5-2020)

It’s on my personal list of least favorite tasks: accounting.  I would rather clean my house, do laundry, go grocery shopping—even clean the chicken coop. But late last week, the state of Vermont announced a grant for those businesses affected by the...

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The Gift of Quiet (Silver Lining, 7-1-2020)

The Gift of Quiet (Silver Lining, 7-1-2020)

Today was the second day in a row that I had the entire house to myself for the entire day. March 16th marked the beginning of the cancellation of in-person classes for the high school, and the switch to online learning.  Two high schoolers started staying home,...

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Room for One More (Silver Lining 6-30-2020)

Room for One More (Silver Lining 6-30-2020)

Sometimes the house is like a revolving door.  After Spanish daughter #3 flew home, son #1 moved back into his original room.  This mean the room where son #2 sleeps had space for a friend of his to live here for a while. This young man was originally living...

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