Who does not enjoy a tall glass of cold milk, a slice of handcrafted cheese, or fresh butter smeared over toast? These,among other dairy products, are well-known commodities made in Wisconsin. Despite California's clamor for recognition, Wisconsin is the original and will remain the dairy state! I have been to other parts of the U.S.… Continue reading Cheese in Dairyland
As a follow-up to my previous post, I found this picture of my Grandpa, Kenneth Frederick, milking cows. This picture was taken for a story published in a dairy booklet in Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Dairy farming has been a long tradition in my family ever since the Fredericks came to America in the 1870s (my brother and I are the first on our branch to break tradition). It is extraordinary to think how much farm mechanization has changed in 140 plus years my family has been in this country. Our… Continue reading History in the Barn
There are times I find myself driving through areas of the city or in the country and wondering what these areas used to look like. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard how there was a structure that stood in an area that is now a parking lot, or how a road… Continue reading History in Your Neighborhood