Mallory Olson, 13
Mallory Olson, 13
Mallory Olson, 13
Eighth grade
When do you do chores? Usually in the afternoons and evenings, but sometimes I do chores in the morning when my parents and grandparents need my help.
What is your favorite chore and least favorite chore? My favorite chores are hosing down the alley in the barn and feeding my mini horse, July. I like hosing down the alley because it’s fun and nice to get splashed with water in the summer. I like feeding July because I can play with her when at that time. My least favorite chore is bottle feeding newborn calves because some of them will not stay on the bottle.
What is your favorite animal on your farm? My favorite cow is Peppermint Patty because she will stand and let me pet her forever. I also love our border collie, Turbo, because he likes cuddle and helps me with my chores.
What is your favorite subject in school? My favorite school subject is science because I really like microbiology and looking at things under the microscope we have at the farm.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I don’t know, but I want to live in the country and be able to do woodworking and have animals.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like? It would be a dairy farm with chickens, dogs, a horse and a spot to do woodworking.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Milk or ice cream.
What is your favorite part about farm life during the summer? I like being on the farm in the summer because I don’t have to be in school, and I can spend time with the animals.
Are you involved in any activities? What is your favorite? What do you enjoy about it? I am in 4-H, basketball, soccer, volleyball and church youth group. Basketball is my favorite because I get to be on a team with my friends. I hope we get to play this winter.

Gavin Olson, 10
Fifth grade
When do you do chores? Usually between 3-6 p.m.
What is your favorite chore and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is sweeping the corn on the feeding floor for the cows because I like to try and pet them while they eat. My least favorite chore is walking the pigs to get ready for the fair because they just run around.
What is your favorite animal on your farm? Our dog, Turbo, because he loves me and helps me around the farm. I also like our dog, Jazzy, because she is calmer than Turbo and loves when I pet her. They are both border collies.
What is your favorite subject in school? I like science because I like the experiments, especially the one where we got to use Hotwheels cars. But I like recess most because it’s fun.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m stilling thinking about what I want to be when I grow up, but maybe a farmer or Youtuber.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like? I would have only John Deere tractors, a Polaris Ranger, beef cows, two pigs, five hens, one rooster, a chicken coop, three cats, two dogs and a barn.  
What is your favorite dairy treat? Vanilla ice cream.
What is your favorite part about farm life during the summer? I like riding in our John Deere windrower cutting hay and riding my bike.
Are you involved in any activities? What is your favorite? What do you enjoy about it? I am involved in 4-H, soccer and basketball. I like soccer the best because I like kicking the ball around. I also like 4-H, and enjoy showing chickens the most.  

Amelia Olson, 9
Fourth grade
When do you do chores? I do chores at 3 p.m.
What is your favorite chore and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is feeding the cats because then I get to play with them. My least favorite chore is picking up eggs because we have a mean rooster.
What is your favorite animal on your farm? I like all our cats, but I especially like my kittens, Coconut and Adidas. They are cute.
What is your favorite subject in school? I like art because I love to color.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a small animal veterinarian or a preschool teacher.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like? I would have a big barn with a big room for my cats to live. I would also have a nice pasture for my cows. I would have dogs, one horse, eight hens, two nice roosters and a goat.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Yogurt because it’s both healthy and a treat.
What is your favorite part about farm life during the summer? Being able to let my kittens outside to play, and I like that it’s nice and warm out.
Are you involved in any activities? What is your favorite? What do you enjoy about it? 4-H and soccer.
What do you like to do during recess? I like to hula hoop.