Gabriel Fraki
Gabriel Fraki
Gabriel Fraki
16 years old
10th grade
When do you do chores, and what chores do you? I help milk and ride with Dad, otherwise I walk around and supervise.
What are your favorite and least favorite chores? My favorite is helping Dad. I like everything on the farm.
Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? Cows, because they are the best.
What do you do want to be when you grow up? I want to be a farmer.
If you had your own farm, what would it look like? It would have a big red barn with pigs and cows.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Cheese.
What is your favorite thing to do on the farm during the summer? Watch my family wrap bales.
What is your favorite memory of working or playing on the farm? Chase heifers. But mainly our dear grandma who recently passed away. She loved us all and made the farm even better.

Gary Fraki
14 years old
10th grade
When do you do chores, and what chores do you? I help every day with a lot of stuff.
What are your favorite and least favorite chores? My favorite chore is feeding calves, scraping the barn or hauling manure. I don’t have a least favorite chore.
What do you do want to be when you grow up? I want to be concrete worker or farmer.
If you had your own farm, what would it look like? It would have a lot of cows and John Deere tractors.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Milk.
What is your favorite thing to do on the farm during the summer? Playing games with my cousins and hauling bales.
What is your favorite memory of working or playing on the farm? There are too many; hauling bales all night, chopping corn and driving tractor.

Hope Fraki
13 years old
Eighth grade
When do you do chores, and what chores do you? In the morning or at night. I usually milk or feed calves.
What are your favorite and least favorite chores? I don’t have a favorite or least favorite chore. I like them all.
Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? I don’t have a favorite, but I especially like the little calves.
What do you do want to be when you grow up? I want to be a loving wife and mother.
If you had your own farm, what would it look like? I would milk a few hundred cows and maybe have some pigs.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Strawberry ice cream.
What is your favorite thing to do on the farm during the summer? I like to haul bales with my uncles and hang out with my cousins.
What is your favorite memory of working or playing on the farm? One time, we brought some friends from school to the farm, and one of them thought she could jump from on top of the stalls to the set of stalls straight across to avoid getting cow poop on herself. That didn’t work out. When she jumped, she only made it halfway across, landed in the splits in the middle of a bunch of poop. I laughed for days.

Faith Fraki
11 years old
Sixth grade
When do you do chores, and what chores do you? Whenever I feel like it and whatever I feel like doing.
What are your favorite and least favorite chores? They are all fun.
Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? The Holstein cows that are black with white spots or white with black spots. Sometimes, I like the ones that are brown with white spots.
What do you do want to be when you grow up? A farmer’s wife or stay-at-home mom. If I never get married, then I’ll find more jobs.
If you had your own farm, what would it look like? It would look almost exactly like this one but more animals.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Milk.
What is your favorite thing to do on the farm during the summer? I like hauling bales.
What is your favorite memory of working or playing on the farm? In the spring, Mandy, Zale and I were playing follow the leader, and Mandy was the leader. She thought the pond was iced over, so she stepped on a bucket that was on the pond. We told her to come back, and then all of a sudden she was swimming in the pond. I was laughing so hard I could barely help Zale pull Mandy up. I laughed so hard I fell backwards into the pond.

Sawyer Fraki
9 years old
Fourth grade
When do you do chores, and what chores do you? I help feed calves and milk. I usually do chores in the evening but sometimes in the morning.
What are your favorite and least favorite chores? My favorite is milking because my cousins are usually there and it is a lot of fun.
Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? Newborn calves. They are cute and kind of small.
What do you do want to be when you grow up? I want to be a farmer.
If you had your own farm, what would it look like? Dairy and beef cows, pigs, horses, sheep, cats, a dog, ducks, chickens, turkeys and geese.
What is your favorite dairy treat? I really like all dairy food, but I especially like mint chocolate chip ice cream.
What is your favorite thing to do on the farm during the summer? Playing with cousins and milking.
What is your favorite memory of working or playing on the farm? Every time we walked in the door at Grandpa’s, our late grandma would be sitting in her chair and singing. She would stop to say, “Hello. You can get your candy.”

Shiloh Fraki
7 years old
Second grade
When do you do chores, and what chores do you? I like to sit in the tractor and help my dad feed cows. I usually get to help during the day.
What are your favorite and least favorite chores? I don’t have a favorite or least favorite because I help my dad.
Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? The baby kittens. One is brown with some stripes, and I have a lot of fun carrying them around.
What do you do want to be when you grow up? Just like Daddy, a farmer.
If you had your own farm, what would it look like? It would have cows, sheep, horses, pigs and chickens.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Vanilla ice cream.
What is your favorite thing to do on the farm during the summer? Playing with kittens.
What is your favorite memory of working or playing on the farm? When the calves get out and I get to chase them in.

Luther Fraki
5 years old
Kindergarten
When do you do chores, and what chores do you? In the morning, I like to feed calves sometimes.
What are your favorite and least favorite chores? My favorite chores are helping my dad feed cows or feed calves.
Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? The farm’s dog, Gerdy. She is big and playful.
What do you do want to be when you grow up? I want to drive semi-trucks.
If you had your own farm, what would it look like? It would have pigs, kittens and dogs.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Cheese sticks.
What is your favorite thing to do on the farm during the summer? Playing with all my cousins.
What is your favorite memory of working or playing on the farm? Going and getting candy from my late grandma, Gladys.

Lincoln Fraki
3 years old
When do you do chores, and what chores do you? I like to ride in the payloader and help my dad feed cows. I usually get to help in the afternoon.
Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? The baby kittens. They are tiny but big enough for me to hang around.
What do you do want to be when you grow up? I want to be a farmer.
If you had your own farm, what would it look like? I would want kittens, pigs and a lot of cows.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Chocolate ice cream.
What is your favorite thing to do on the farm during the summer? I like to ride bike with my cousins and watch my big brother feed calves.
What is your favorite memory of working or playing on the farm? Playing with the newborn kittens.