The idea was simple: to raise some heifer calves as 4-H projects,
then sell them when they had their first calf. After spending
the first day with our new animals, we couldn't imagine ever living
without them. We certainly couldn't imagine ever selling them.
Before we knew it, five became 50 and then 100 and so on, but
we still love it as much as when we first started.
The Dairy Farm
Today, ten years later, we milk 80 cows and have over 160
cows on the property, half Milking Shorthorns and half Jerseys.
The farm itself lies on 35 acres in Hinsdale, NH (the southwest
corner of the state). Because of our limited land base, we purchase
100% of our feeds. We pride ourselves on doing things differently
on our farm as evidenced by the production of our unique puddings
and our focus on cow care.