I am the only sibling of the five of us who isn’t really involved in the transition of the family farm. My three brothers are selling it to my sister’s daughter Karen, her husband, and son. So, I was surprised at my emotional response. But seeing two large cattle trucks at the farm today totally unglued me. They were there to take more cows away. I think only 50 are staying.
We are excited that the Hershey farm is staying in the family – the sixth and seventh generation. It is going to be fun to see what Larry, Karen, Travis, and Ashlea do with the farm – and I KNOW they will take good care of it. The dairy barn is being leased to another farm who is bringing in their own cows – and we are pleased about that.
I just had to cry awhile. Now I am okay again. 🙂