September 5, 2017 at 3:32 p.m.

Kids Corner: The Nienabers

Joe and Cassidy are the children of Sheri and Charles Nienaber. They are pictured on their family’s dairy farm in Stearns County. Photo by Mark Klaphake
Joe and Cassidy are the children of Sheri and Charles Nienaber. They are pictured on their family’s dairy farm in Stearns County. Photo by Mark Klaphake

Joe, 7, second grade
When do you do chores and what chores do you do? I feed the calves water and empty the pails out to give them feed everyday at 6 p.m. On Saturday I work all day and on Sunday we relax in the afternoon.
What's your favorite and least favorite chore?
My favorite chore is dipping the cows' teats because we get done faster. My least favorite is bedding the heifers because it takes a while.
Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? Pepper was my favorite dog, but she died last summer.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be an ice road trucker, an ax man or a crop farmer.
What is your favorite winter activity to do on the farm? I like to ice fish in the winter.
What is your favorite snack or dairy treat? I like cookies and cream ice cream.

Cassidy, 12, seventh grade
When do you do chores and what chores do you do? Monday through Friday I feed calves milk and water at 6 p.m. Then I empty out their water pails. On Saturday and Sunday I get up in the mornings and do the same chores.
What's your favorite and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is feeding the calves because I get to play with them when I am done. I do not like to bed the heifers because it takes a while.
Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? Jack the cat, Pepper the dog, and some of the calves.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a vet.
What is your favorite winter activity to do on the farm? I like playing with the calves.
What is your favorite snack or dairy treat? I like cookies and cream ice cream.
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