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!

2020-04-24

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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Helping Hands

Helping Hands

I did the same thing this morning that I do pretty much every morning:  I step outside with two buckets of water, ready to take them down to the chickens and the rabbits. There were only two small differences to my daily routine.  First, my daughter and I...

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One Thing Leads to Another

One Thing Leads to Another

I made a promise to my virtual exchange students:  they would see maple sugaring in March!  The only problem with this idea?  The weather didn’t cooperate.  On the day I had scheduled for our meeting, it was too cold.  The sap didn’t run. “No...

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Dairying in Peru

Dairying in Peru

What’s it like to dairy in Peru or Ecuador?  This is a question Robbie Watson is uniquely qualified to answer.  Today, he owns a dairy in Peru—and another in Ecuador.  And although Peru and Ecuador are neighboring countries in South America, dairying...

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Living Their Best Lives

Living Their Best Lives

My friend’s text came through late last night.  Her daughter’s next Tanzanian adventure was going swimming with the dolphins!  Last week, she sent us photos of elephants.  Before that, she was volunteering in an orphanage.  She “should” be in...

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Project Updates

Project Updates

It’s raining—downright pouring at times.  My friends and I are not together today; there is no Sunday doggie playdate that allows us to catch up on everyone’s lives.  Instead, we are texting our updates to each other.  I was sewing, with the March...

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Stability

Stability

The weather is too perfect to ignore again today.  If southern Vermont hits 50 F in March, we are lucky.  We’ve seen 70 a couple of times this week with plenty of temps in the 60’s—with full sun.  It’s like we’ve stepped out of a winter’s nap and...

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Snippets of Time

Snippets of Time

It’s Friday.  My daughter needs to be in the school for that first block class—but today is a half day.  The school is serving as a vaccination site, and they will be on half days for Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  My challenge of finding...

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