Are You Crazy?

Are you crazy? I had this asked of me lately. I wasn’t quite sure how to answer. I may be a little different but I’m not quite sure im ready to jump on the label of crazy just yet.

When my parents sold the dairy farm in April, it left my husband and I few options if we wanted to stay in the dairy industry. We weren’t interested in getting out, so we had to find a way to stay IN.

Ultimately the option we went with was one that has gotten a few comments on the state of our sanity.

We’re building a dairy barn at our house!

Our building plans. A 60 cow compost barn with a 6 stall parlor. Either flat or step parlor.

This fall we will be milking 60 head of cattle at our house. It’s exciting, scary and probably the biggest mix of emotions ive ever felt!

After some long talks, sleepless nights and many prayers.. we’ve decided to follow our wild dreams. Talk about something that takes some courage.

The support we’ve had has been truly humbling. It’s also reassuring when you’re entering a line of work that is currently experiencing rock bottom markets. That is one of the best things about the dairy industry, the community and fellowship is second to none.

A picture from across the pasture field looking at the building site.

Someone told me a few days ago “When God handed you that many lemons you didn’t quit. You stold your ground and decided to built an entire lemonade stand.”

Big things happen you follow your dreams. We aren’t ready to be done dreaming yet!

4 thoughts on “Are You Crazy?

  1. My Dad was a risk taker also. When he was young he was involved in building and was one of the flaggers for Lakeville Speedway. Later He sketched and helped build and run a campground (Lake Wapusun) from part of our families’ farm. It was successful for the three families involved. When it was time, he decided to leave the Campground and go 100% farming and exchanged his portion of the Lakr for the Farm. I wish you all the best in your new adventure and continue to lean on Christ for direction.

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