So last week we covered our mission – Develop. Milk. Bless. Another thing “they”, those experts, say is important to define is your values - why you do what you do, what's important to you, those types of things. So today you'll learn a little more about us and our values.
Family relationships - working together & having fun together.
One of our favorite things about being dairy farmers is that our kids, currently a 4 year old girl, Miss Muffet, and a 2 year old boy, Buddy Boy, can work alongside of us. They both love the cows and Miss Muffet gives great tours, knows most of the calves' names, and loves feeding the calves. We want them to learn life lessons and values from us and love that dairy farming allows us to do that!
Plus, we get to work with Dan's grandparents and parents on a regular basis, making decisions, caring for the cows, and having fun. Lynn's parent's get involved too - from energy efficiency engineering to design work, everyone gets a chance to participate together and we LOVE that!
People living to the fullest expressions of their passions.
We're passionate about a lot of things and owning operating our own dairy farm allows us to live those out everyday! We love Jesus. We love our family. We love dairy cattle. We love our community. We love the many cultures of the world. We love people and hospitality. And hey, we love milk, that's how we met... but that's a story for another day.
Developing and managing cows that thrive: producing quality milk with high levels of fat and protein with great feet, legs and udders, enjoying many years in our care.
Plus, ya know what, one of my favorite things about being a dairy farmer is that we name our cows and they become like family. Healthy thriving cows can be in our herd “family” for 8 years or more, which means we get to know them and their personalities!
Milk as a great source of nutrition for fueling life.
And know what, it's really, really good for you too! Of course, everyone knows milk has calcium but did you know it's also full of protein, Vitamin D, potassium, magnesium, and more vitamins and nutrients. We love that we help our cows produce something that's so good for people!
Using our resources to be a blessing to others around us.
That's what's important to us. These are the values that get us out of bed each morning. They give us purpose and direction each day. What's important to you?
Growing up a city-girl, after marrying my dairy farmer husband and spending a few years abroad, we came home to expand the family dairy farm and want to share our journey & farm life with you!