Kids Corner: tha Maassen Family

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Seth Maassen
17 years old
Junior

When do you do chores? I mostly do chores on weekends.

What is your favorite and least favorite chore? My favorite job is driving a tractor. My least favorite chore is hauling bales.

What project do you enjoy helping your parents with on the farm? I like to help my parents build things.

Tell us a fun memory you have of living on the farm. Laying new concrete and riding our bikes on it the next day when it’s all nice and clean.

What is your favorite animal on your farm? Our dog, Luna, is my favorite. She is a good dog and a lot of fun.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I would like to be a chiropractor.

If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. It would look just like our dairy farm.

What is your favorite game to play on the farm? It’s fun to see who can throw tires the farthest off the silage pile.

What is your favorite meal that your mom or dad makes? Tater tot hot dish.

What is your favorite thing to do off the farm with your family? I enjoy just playing out in the yard with my family.

Are you involved in activities? I am involved with golf and cross-country. My favorite is cross-country, because it has a great team environment.

Aric Maassen
14 years old
Eighth grade

When do you do chores? After school and on weekends.

What is your favorite and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is any kind of fieldwork. My least favorite is pulling down the fly tape.

What project do you enjoy helping your parents with on the farm? I enjoy building things with wood.

Tell us a fun memory you have of living on the farm. Building a fort in the grove with my cousins during the coronavirus pandemic.

What is your favorite animal on your farm? My favorite animal is any of the cows. They moo a lot and can be pretty dumb.

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

If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. It would be clean while having everything close to each other like it is on our farm.

What is your favorite game to play on the farm? I like to play hide and seek in the hay bales.

What is your favorite meal that your mom or dad makes? Steak from one of our cows.

What is your favorite thing to do off the farm with your family? I enjoy traveling with my family or watching movies together.

Are you involved in activities? I used to play football, but I got too many concussions. Playing football was my favorite activity.

Mariah Maassen
13 years old
Sixth grade

When do you do chores? Every Sunday or more.

What is your favorite and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is feeding calves. My least favorite is finding cows to breed.

What project do you enjoy helping your parents with on the farm? Bottle feeding the calves.

Tell us a fun memory you have of living on the farm. Playing with my cousins in the bales.

What is your favorite animal on your farm? I like all of the calves, because they are so cute.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a nurse.

If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. It would be smaller than our farm with horses, dogs, cats and other animals.

What is your favorite game to play on the farm? I like to play hide and seek with my brothers and my cousins.

What is your favorite meal that your mom or dad makes? Corn on the cob.

What is your favorite thing to do off the farm with your family? I like to play outside with my family.

Are you involved in activities? I play volleyball, basketball and 4-H softball. Volleyball is my favorite, because it’s so fun.

Peyton Maassen
13 years old
Sixth grade

When do you do chores? Mostly on weekends.

What is your favorite and least favorite chore? I love finding and breeding cows. My least favorite chore is feeding calves.

What project do you enjoy helping your parents with on the farm? I like helping with grouping big round bales with the skid loader.

Tell us a fun memory you have of living on the farm. We made forts out in our grove and played in them.

What is your favorite animal on your farm? I love dogs, and we have a lot of them on our farm. Bear is my favorite farm dog.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I don’t know yet.

If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. It would be a farm like ours and would have lots of red cows.

What is your favorite game to play on the farm? I like to play in the hay bales.

What is your favorite meal that your mom or dad makes? Having steaks is my favorite meal.

What is your favorite thing to do off the farm with your family? My favorite thing is going out to eat together on Sundays.

Are you involved in activities? I like playing soccer. I am pretty good at it.

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