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).

Strawberry Fields (Silver Lining 6-27-2020)

Strawberry Fields (Silver Lining 6-27-2020)

By 8 AM this morning, my Spanish daughter and I were up, dressed, chores done and ready to go.  We drove down the hill, met a friend at the post office, and then proceeded--in separate cars (“just to be sure”).  The strawberry field awaited us! My friend and...

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Concentration (Silver Lining 6-22-2020)

Concentration (Silver Lining 6-22-2020)

It’s a day so unlike any other recently:  it’s quiet. There is no one else in the house for a few hours today.  Everyone is out and doing their own thing. We’ve had months now where my office has felt full—of noise, of my own children, of people doing...

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Father’s Day (Silver Lining 6-21-2020)

Father’s Day (Silver Lining 6-21-2020)

It’s Father’s Day.  Every year, we rack our brains, trying to come up with a suitable present.  Some years we have been more successful than others, I think. For 2020, though, it’s suddenly easier.  My husband has had a bit more time—and he’s used that for...

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Flexibility (Silver Lining 6-20-2020)

Flexibility (Silver Lining 6-20-2020)

We decided to spend one night of a hotel, and not push quite so hard on the way back.  Seventeen hours is really a lot for a carful of people… and we do like to stop to see stuff, too. I think we had minimal risk.  We arrived at 11 PM.  The hotel is...

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