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FARM from Pg 1
crouching , and heavy lifting .
“ If I ’ d be 10 years younger and my knee would be good , then it would be a different story . Then I probably would have went for it yet ,” Seefeldt said .
What ’ s next ?
Although he ’ s ended dairy operations , Seefeldt plans to continue on the farm . He will sell most of his 20 dairy cows , keeping only a few as stock cows to raise calves and beef steers .
“ I ’ ll still run the land ... Even with the cows , even
The Seefeldts installed this bulk tank in 1980 , after local creameries stopped purchasing milk in cans .
PHOTO BY JAN ENGELHARDT to sell them , it ’ s hard to let go ,” Seefeldt said . “ You get so attached to them . They ’ re like pet dogs , when you ’ ve got a small herd . It ’ s hard to get rid of them , but all of it is business . You ’ ve gotta keep going .”
“ I ’ m hoping that the hay ... I don ’ t know how we did it , but we made a good barn full of hay . I don ’ t always sneak that in with all the rain ... so , hopefully , that will be a part of my salary – selling the good hay .”
Good memories
“ I ’ ll miss the milk haulers ,” Seefeldt said . “ They get to be family , almost . It ’ s hard seeing them go . And the cows , too . I try not to think about it , but eventually , it all ends , whatever .”
Seefeldt said he will not miss struggling with the barn cleaner in the winter .
“ I was battling that all winter long . It seems like when everything stiffened up , nothing works . If you had weak links , then they ’ d go . So , that I will not miss .”
Seefeldt has no plans to sell his farm . He “ definitely ” wants ownership of the land to continue in the Seefeldt family .
“ Everybody says , ‘ You should sell , you know ,’ which they did come already and ask , but I said , ‘ Nope , not interested .’ I ’ d like to keep the farm . I ’ m hoping my nephew , Adam , takes over . He seems interested in farming . Hopefully , he can keep it going .”
Paul Seefeldt used Surge bucket milking machines operated by a compressed air system .
PHOTO BY JAN ENGELHARDT

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FARM from Pg 1 crouching, and heavy lifting. “If I’d be 10 years younger and my knee would be good, then it would be a different story. Then I prob- ably would have went for it yet,” Seefeldt said. What’s next? Although he’s ended dairy operations, Seefeldt plans to continue on the farm. He will sell most of his 20 dairy cows, keeping only a few as stock cows to raise calves and beef steers. “I’ll still run the land ... Even with the cows, even The Seefeldts installed this bulk tank in 1980, after local creameries stopped purchasing milk in cans. to sell them, it’s hard to let go,” Seefeldt said. “You get so attached to them. They’re like pet dogs, when you’ve got a small herd. It’s hard to get rid of them, but all of it is business. You’ve gotta keep going.” “I’m hoping that the hay ... I don’t know how we did it, but we made a good barn full of hay. I don’t always sneak that in with all the rain ... so, hopefully, that will be a part of my salary – selling the good hay.” Good memories “I’ll miss the milk haulers,” Seefeldt said. “They get to be family, almost. It’s hard seeing them go. And the cows, too. I try not to think about it, but eventu- ally, it all ends, whatever.” Seefeldt said he will not miss struggling with the barn cleaner in the winter. “I was battling that all winter long. It seems like when everything stiffened up, nothing works. If you had weak links, then they’d go. So, that I will not miss.” Seefeldt has no plans to sell his farm. He “definite- ly” wants ownership of the land to continue in the Seefeldt family. “Everybody says, ‘You should sell, you know,’ which they did come already and ask, but I said, ‘Nope, not interested.’ I’d like to keep the farm. I’m hoping my nephew, Adam, takes over. He seems interested in farming. Hopefully, he can keep it go- ing.” Paul Seefeldt used Surge bucket milking machines oper- ated by a compressed air system. PHOTO BY JAN ENGELHARDT SUBMISSIONS Senior Connections welcomes submitted items of any kind that may be appropriate for our readership. Contact us at [email protected] PHOTO BY JAN ENGELHARDT Advancing health specialties from allergies to women’s health through our physicians and partnerships. Here are some of the specialties we o� er: Allergy Audiology Cancer Care Cardiac Rehab Cardiology Counseling Diabetic Education Ear, Nose, & Throat (ENT) Emergency Medicine Family Medicine FW&VF6P6W"6W'f6W0r&6@V6VFVFW&wWW&w"u67WFVF'FVF70VFG&7066FW&FG'Vw&W7&F'FW&&WVFw6VW6Ɩ07W&vW'W&vVB6&PW&wvV( 2VFWF6VF6У26VGW'fRइWF66ࢃ3##3B3#6V"6V7F24Х6V 6V7F27F&W"#