Julia Stich
Julia Stich
Julia Stich
15 years old
Tenth grade
When do you do chores? Around 5 p.m. each day I go to our old dairy barn and feed the cattle their grain.
What is your favorite chore and lease favorite chore? I like driving tractor and box during harvest time because I have time to talk to myself, listen to the radio, say the Rosary or think over book ideas I might have. I don’t like when I have to help with milkings at our main farm, so I’m glad I don’t do that often. I also despise cooking meals, though baking sweets or making breakfast isn’t so bad.
What is your favorite animal on your farm? I like sheep and lambs, but we don’t have any of those on our farm.
What is your favorite subject in school? I like learning theology, but biology has also been enjoyable this year.
What is something you have learned in school recently? In biology, I have been learning about plants, their anatomy, their reproduction and different classifications of plants.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. I would like one of those old looking farmhouses with a big landscape for gardens and animal pens. Being near a woods and brook would be nice. Somewhere peaceful and quiet so I can write books or spend time with God.
What is your favorite dairy treat? I love having milk at every single meal of the day, but ice cream is by far the best dairy treat. Especially if it has chocolate, caramel, cookie or mint in it.
What is your favorite game to play at home/on the farm? I enjoy going outside and doing random, fun things with my siblings, whether that be exploring, making up stories or doing crazy things.
Are you involved in any activities? I’m not in too many activities, but I did participate in a play last year. I’m part of a book club, and I take part in different events and activities at the Catholic church, such as Schoenstatt, helping with Mass, religious education classes, vacation bible school, etc.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m fairly certain God is calling me to be a religious nun, and I would also like to be a writer and author.


Luke Stich
13 years old
Seventh grade
When do you do chores? I do my chores any time of day, but mostly in the afternoon.
What is your favorite chore and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is feeding the chickens and the dog. My least favorite chore is milking.
What is your favorite animal on your farm? Our dog, Biscuit.
What is your favorite subject in school? Math and science.
What is something you have learned in school recently? I learned about decimals and percentages in math.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. I won’t be having a farm because I’m going to become a priest.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Ice cream, especially mint flavored.
What is your favorite game to play at home/on the farm? Baseball and riding bike.
Are you involved in any activities? I am involved in boys’ Schoenstatt, and I help with vacation bible school in the summer.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A priest.

Kenny Stich
11 years old
Fifth grade
When do you do chores? I go to our main farm on Fridays and Saturdays all day and after school during the week. I bed the bedding pack cows in the morning and then help feed calves. I also empty the dishwasher every Wednesday.
What is your favorite chore and least favorite chore? My favorite thing is checking the pre-fresh pen because I like to see when the calves are being born. My least favorite thing would be planting corn because I think it’s boring. I’d rather stalk chop.
What is your favorite animal on the farm? My favorite animals are the calves when they are just born because they are so cute.
What is your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject is math.
What is something you have learned in school recently? We are learning about slavery in history, and I learned a lot of people had slaves.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. If I had a farm, it would look like our main farm where we milk cows.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Ice cream.
What is your favorite game to play at home/on the farm? Baseball.
Are you involved in any activities? We are a part of Schoenstatt and attend vacation bible school in the summer.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A farmer.

Anthony Stich
8 years old
Third grade
When do you do chores? Fridays and after school during the week. I also clean out the dishwasher on Thursdays.
What is your favorite chore and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is helping Kenny look for calves in the pre-fresh pen. My least favorite chore is weeding the garden.
What is your favorite animal on your farm? Baby calves when they are first born.
What is your favorite subject in school? Math.
What is something you have learned in school recently? I learned the three main parts of a tree: the crown, the trunk and the roots.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. If I had a farm, it would look like the one I live on.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Ice cream.
What is your favorite game to play at home/on the farm? I like playing football and baseball with Daddy.
Are you involved in any activities? I go to Schoenstatt Boys’ meetings and vacation bible school in summer.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A farmer.

Veronica Stich
6 years old
Kindergarten
When do you do chores? I clean out the dishwasher on Fridays, and sometimes I help Julia with her chores.  
What is your favorite chore and least favorite chore? I love to help Mommy with baking. I don’t like cleaning the house.
What is your favorite animal on your farm? I like the calves.
What is your favorite subject in school? I like phonics because I like learning to read.
What is something you have learned in school recently? I read the Spot books.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. I don’t know if I’m going to have a farm or not.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Strawberry milk and ice cream.
What is your favorite game to play at home/on the farm? I like to swing on the swings.
Are you involved in any activities? I am in the Little Crowns group for Schoenstatt, and I go to vacation bible school in the summer.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a mom.

Caroline Mary Stich
4 years old
Pre-Kindergarten
When do you do chores? I clean out the dishwasher on Saturdays, and I like to help Julia in the old dairy barn and Luke feed the chickens.
What is your favorite chore and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is feeding calves. I don’t like cleaning out the dishwasher.
What is your favorite animal on your farm? I like the cats.
What is your favorite subject in school? I like to do school with Mommy.
What is something you have learned in school recently? I am practicing learning how to write letters.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. It would have a house, a barn, cats and dogs, calves and cows. I would have some chickens, and there would be rooms and beds in the house.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Chocolate milk.
What is your favorite game to play at home/on the farm? I like to play on the swing.
Are you involved in any activities? I am in the Little Crowns group in Schoenstatt.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a farmer.