In 2006, I moved to Mosinee, Wisconsin for a family job and bought a century home dairy farm. We raised and sold sheep for breeding stock and meat, along with hay, grain crops and enjoyed vegetable gardening. I thank God to have been fortunate to own land to raise livestock and crops and be the best land steward I could be. The above picture was a normal year of my canning 100-150 quart of stewed tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, tomato juice, beets, bread and butter and kosher dill pickles, hot peppers, applesauce, grape jam, etc. Fresh winter squash (mooregold, butternut, and acorn) and garlic. We had freezers with pasture fed lamb and dairy beef, sweetcorn, misc. fruits and vegetables. The basement cold room (fruit cellar) above also kept fresh potatoes, apples, and onions. The ability to grow, preserve and eat this healthy is one of the greatest gifts my parents imparted to me.
2006-2013 BAA (Black Ash Acres, Co-Owner/Operator-hay, grain, sheep), Mosinee, WI.
2008-2009 Law Enforcement Certification Track, MSTC, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
2009 Associated Degree, Mid-State Tech, (Criminal Justice), Wisconsin Rapids, WI.
2006-2012 Whole Blood Donor Wisconsin
2007-2013 George W. Mead Wildlife Area/WDNR, Milladore, Wisconsin
2006-2011 Eagles 4-H Club, Marathon County, WI
2010-2012 Aging & Disability Neighborhood Involvement, Wausau, WI
2010-2012 Wolf Ecology and Tracking, Central Wisconsin
2011 Mission Trip Tornado Victim’s, Joplin, Missouri
Gardening, Canning, Horses, Land Stewardship, Puzzles, Varmint Hunting-especially Woodchuck, Snowshoeing, Cribbage, Sheepshead, 500 Bid,
"In Farmer's Shoes" Dedicated to my Wisconsin Farmer neighbor Larry who went to be with the Lord
If I were asked and I could choose, I'd walk again In Farmer's Shoes,
I''d arise each day to greet the dawn, And cheer the scurrying of a spotted fawn.
I'd take these seeds that I have found, Confidently placing them in the ground.
I'll trust the Lord to make them grow, How He does it I need not know.
Witnessing the waving splendor of a field of grain,
Nourished and refreshed, kissed by a gentle rain.
My eyes to mirror on her behalf, The Mother's pride in a new born calf.
My chores are done both work and play. God sets the sun to end the day.
If I were asked and I could choose, I'd walk again In Farmer's Shoes.