Butter making for the kids! A highlight of the tour was how knowledgeable and enthusiastic the Daubert’s daughter was about agriculture and their lovely farm.
Summer is the perfect time to visit a farm in New York State! Upstate Chenango County recently held the “Chenango County Fesitval of Farms,” where dozens of local farms opened their doors and barnyards to the public. I had the chance to visit Stox Dairy in Bainbridge, New York. Jeremy and Rebecca Daubert are young, energetic dairy farmers who milk around 50 registered Brown Swiss and Holstein cows, and they are also parents to two adorable children. The tour was excellent, the farm was gorgeous and the whole family was involved in teaching and showing off the dairy operation. Farming is one of the few professions where family is the center of the business, it is a lot of work, but it is also one of the best ways to live.