Barb Lumley is a retired dairy farmer and columnist. She regularly writes the 'BarbWire' newsletter which is published in the Ohio Holstein News. Barb also writes additional pieces and has published a book.

Barb Lumley - about the author:

After spending a lifetime growing up and working on the family dairy farm, Barb desired to fulfill her life-long dream of being a writer. She began composing reflections of life on the farm and family stories remembered from her youth. She continues to write historical reflections and OpEd pieces for Ohio Holstein News, Farm and Dairy, Farmshine, The Daily Record, The Budget, The Time Reporter, The Akron Beacon Journal, The Columbus Dispatch, The Suburbanite, and many other newspapers. Her writings appear regularly on the World Wide Web at Dairy Agenda Today, The Bullvine, Rural Life Today and other websites, where her reflections on life can be enjoyed by folks worldwide. During the summers, she can be found announcing dairy shows throughout Ohio, as she stays involved with the Ohio Holstein community. As always, look for her "BarbWire" column in newspapers.

BarbWire Posts:


Ohio Holstein Association Activities Continue

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Previous Issues

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February 2022: How About Safer Kits for Working People
October 1, 2021: Autumn Brings Beauty and Special Events
May 18, 2021: Green Eggs, Fake Ham and Alfalfa Juice
May 2021: Enjoying Some of the Blessings of my Day
April 2021: Imagination is the Beginning of Creation
March 2021: Behold, Spring is Come
January 2021: Awaiting the Challenge...
December 2020: A Night to Remember
November 2020: Our World Just Keeps on Turning
October 31, 2020: Fall Quality Sale & Diamond Oak Dispersal Recap
October 10, 2020: Quality Quest Sale Recap
July 19, 2020: Statistics Make A Difference in our Daily Lives
April 28, 2020: Ohio Holstein Association Activities Continue
April 14, 2020: Milk Based Plants and Gorgeous Greens
April 2020: My Great Grandpa Never gave up
March 2020: Take it one day at a time!


'Black & White and Read all over'

Black & White and Read all overAuthor Barb Lumley has penned the BarbWire column appearing in newspapers and daily publications for several years. Black & White and Read All Over is a collection of BarbWire columns that reflect on life, farming, and growing up on a rural Ohio farm. An easy read, this collection is lighthearted and funny and will prompt you to think about various things in everyday life.

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