Kids Corner: The Klaphakes

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Reece Klaphake
13 years old
Eighth grade

When do you help with chores? I help with chores every morning and night.

What is your favorite and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is feeding the calves because it’s really easy. My least favorite chore is feeding the bunk, the cows and heifers in the cow yard, because it can get cold and messy, especially in the winter.

What is your favorite animal on the farm? My favorite animals on the farm are probably the goats or calves. The goats because they’re funny and the calves because they are fluffy and cute, especially when they are only a couple of days old. 

What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up, I want to be a dental hygienist or an ultrasound technician.

If you had your own farm, what would it look like? If I had my own farm, it would have beef cows and a couple of horses. I’ve always wanted a horse.

Tell us something you recently learned in school. I just learned about Veterans Day in geography class.

What is your favorite place on your farm? My favorite place on the farm is where my dad stacks bales because my siblings and I always climb on them and play different games and it’s always fun.

What is the best thing about growing up on a dairy farm? My favorite thing about growing up on a dairy farm is that I got to experience things that most other kids don’t, and it’s so much fun.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? My favorite Thanksgiving food is the stuffing or turkey.

What do you enjoy doing on the farm during Thanksgiving break? My favorite thing is to go play on the bales or go and play with the goats.

Peyton Klaphake
11 years old
Sixth grade

When do you help with chores? I help with chores in the mornings and nights.

What is your favorite and least favorite chore? My favorite is feeding calves, and my least favorite is milking because it’s boring.

What is your favorite animal on the farm? My favorite animal is the cow 385 because she is nice.

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

If you had your own farm, what would it look like? I would have all horses.

Tell us something you recently learned in school. How to put fractions into simplest form.

What is your favorite place on your farm? Where the bales are stacked because we are able to climb on them. 

What is the best thing about growing up on a dairy farm? Being able to feed calves every day.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? I like turkey.

What do you enjoy doing on the farm during Thanksgiving break? I enjoy playing with the goats and our cats.

Mason Klaphake
8 years old
Third grade

When do you help with chores? I help every morning and night.

What is your favorite and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is opening bales because it is easy. My least favorite is feeding calves because of how long it takes. 

What is your favorite animal on the farm? My favorite animals on the farm are the cats because they are fun to play with.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a dairy farmer just like my dad.

If you had your own farm, what would it look like? If I had my own farm, it would be a big dairy farm with 150 cows and three robots for milking. 

Tell us something you recently learned in school. I learned about multiplication.

What is your favorite place on your farm? My favorite place on the farm is the bale stacks because it’s fun to play there with my sisters.

What is the best thing about growing up on a dairy farm? Being able to learn about the cows.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? My favorite Thanksgiving foods are mashed potatoes and green beans.

What do you enjoy doing on the farm during Thanksgiving break? Playing with my siblings on the bales. 

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