Samuel Klaphake
Samuel Klaphake
Samuel Klaphake
12 years old
Seventh grade

When do you do chores, and what chores do you do? We tend to help with chores in the morning and evenings. I feed calves and my two Katahdin sheep. I wipe cows, rake poop, take off milkers, care for the chickens, and knock down hay and straw from the hay barn.

What is your favorite and least favorite chores? My favorite chore is anything to do with the animals. My least favorite chore is knocking down crunchy hay to make TMR.

Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? I have a lot of favorite animals on our farm, but my favorite is my Jersey cow, Daisy. She is friendly and kind and lets me sit on her.

What do you want to be when you grow up? A farmer, an author and maybe I can start at a TV studio in town.

If you had your own farm, what would it look like? I would have Holstein, Jersey and Guernsey cows, sheep, pigs, goats, donkeys, dogs, chickens, ducks and a goose.

What is your favorite dairy treat? Cheddar and mozzarella cheese sticks.

What is your favorite thing to do on the farm during the summer? Play around the farm.

What is your favorite memory of working or playing on the farm? When the cows have their first day on pasture. It’s funny to watch them run around.
 
Luke Klaphake
9 years old
Fourth grade

When do you do chores, and what chores do you do? I feed the calves in the night and morning. I also set the cows up from pasture before evening milking.

What is your favorite and least favorite chores? My favorite chore is driving tractor. My least favorite chore is when the cows get out.

Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? Cows, because they are nice. I also enjoy cats and our puppy, Freckles.

What do you want to be when you grow up? A farmer.

If you had your own farm, what would it look like? My farm would have Jersey cows, and John Deere and Massey Ferguson tractors.

What is your favorite dairy treat? Ice cream.

What is your favorite thing to do on the farm during the summer? Hauling bales because I get to drive tractor.

What is your favorite memory of working or playing on the farm? My dad got stuck in the low ground with the swather. We pulled it out with the JD 7610.
 
Matthew Klaphake
6 years old
First grade

When do you do chores, and what chores do you do? I feed the kitties usually in the morning. Then I play with the baby kitties. Sometimes I help my mom cook or bake or dry dishes.

What is your favorite and least favorite chores? I don’t like to go into the barn right now. Our new puppy jumps on me too much.

Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? Ashima, my mama cat. She had five kitties this year.

What do you want to be when you grow up? A kitty farmer.

If you had your own farm, what would it look like? It would have lots of kitties, some Kubota tractors, three cows and five sheep.

What is your favorite dairy treat? Cheese curds from Dairy Queen and milk.

What is your favorite thing to do on the farm during the summer? Play with the kitties and go for Gator rides.

What is your favorite memory of working or playing on the farm? I like to swing a lot.