Silver Linings

Silver Lining has all the posts related to a column Jill started writing daily, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It is looking at how life changes under our new rules–and finding at least one thing positive, every day, in the upheaval.   It’s been very well received by those who have been following it.  As one reader says, “Reading your column of ‘silver linings’ has become one of my ‘silver linings’!  Thank you for writing this!”‘

Other blog topics include: 

  • DAIRY DREAMING is directly related to agriculture, particularly dairying.  It talks about international ag experiences, dairy worker possible legislation in the USA, visas, dairy experiences and things dairy producers might find interesting. 
  • EXCHANGE EXTRAS.  This is a special look into the high school exchange students’ fun while in the USA.  
  • EDUCATION MATTERS.  This more traditional column looks at family life, with a particular emphasis on how education shapes us all.
  • BEAUTY OF THE DAY.  Since 2015, Jill has 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.)   

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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