I found out yesterday the next time I come up here to visit, the milking cows will most likely be gone.
We have known for a while the cows would need to go, but didn’t know exactly when. I don’t think it’s something you can really prepare yourself for. Cows have been milked on this farm for over 100 years, and now it’s time for the next chapter. My parents are ready to retire and my siblings and I are all committed to agriculture, but will not be continuing the dairy.
Growing up on a dairy farm was hard, but unbelievably fulfilling. People have asked me if I felt like I missed out on things “normal” families got to do because they weren’t tied down to the farm. I’ve always felt like I’ve had opportunities others haven’t gotten because of the way I grew up. I love this way of life.
I’m so thankful for the experiences Hank has gotten coming up here to visit. And I’m really sorry @sass.josh22 but this isn’t the end of our cattle journey. Not even close.
For those of you who might be wondering, The Cheesery will live on. I will continue to support and advocate for the dairy industry as long as I have a voice.💛🐄