6.25.2013

Blogiversary & Breakfast

My two years at the Corner pale in comparison to my family's 150 years on the farm, but our milestones merged on Sunday when we celebrated both! Words cannot adequately describe the AmAzInG Breakfast On The Farm event held on my family's dairy in Wayside, Wisconsin. Early estimates were that we fed about 6600 people, including the volunteers.

Here now, the pictures that are worth more than a thousand words:

The calm before the breakfast storm.

My brother Mark climbed the neighbor's silo for an aerial view.

Check out this EGG-cellent concoction!

What's a WI breakfast without cheese curds in bulk?

Feeding the five thousand (plus!) takes many serving lines . . .

and a LOT of frosted cinnamon rolls!
My favorite part?  
Three hours on the serving line next to my sister!
And the very hungry people kept on coming.
How many sausage links did we go through?
Deep-fried cheese curds?  For breakfast??
And still more breakfast-goers ready for their grub.

What's left of the cupola from the old timber barn.
Five generations of history.

And Wisconsin's 66th Alice in Dairyland is our niece Kristin!

A tractor tram tour through the new 600-foot barn.
Coming through!

Out with the old, in with the new . . . 
these bunkers have replaced the silos.


So many nice little touches around the place.

Can we take this little jersey calf with us, mom?

We're milking 1750 cows three times a day now!

This is what horse power meant back in the day!

The original lawn mower ...

and some bunny special . . . 

and a Holstein pig? Oh my!

And the sun sets over the farm on a very special day.


Here's to another year of blogging and
another 150 years in the dairying industry.


11 comments:

  1. This is wonderful! So glad you're having such a great time!

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  2. It was so great to come to your farm and meet your family! The food was outstanding, we loved the tour of the milk parlor and the barns, and watching all those people serve all those hungry people. It was heartwarming to see the 5 generations of the Natzke farmers and the beautiful calves, goats, and milking cows. Oh, the Culver ice cream sandwiches were good too. What a JOYful day!

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  3. Congrats Barbara! You are awesome!

    I am super impressed with that farm, and am relly cravings some cheese curds right now.... Can you send some my way please?! Or maybe I just need to drive down there!

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  4. Oh my that looks like an amazing place and day! Congratulations on both milestones! What a wonderful heritage for your kids.
    Tammy

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  5. amazing!!! Congrats and happy anniversaries!

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  6. Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful family/community you have. Congratulations!

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  7. My favorite is the cinammon rolls basking in the sunrise...mmmm. Congrats on both occasions!

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  8. Wow! What an incredible day! Thanks for sharing all the pictures! Every thing sure looked yummy! I don't know what cheese curds are but I'm guessing they must be something special! Congratulations to you and your family for a job well done!

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  9. What an amazing accomplishment for your family to own and operate a farm. One of my favorite WI memories was rising early to see cheese curds made. Gotta love the squeak! YUM! You look great! Happy summer.

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  10. Thank you for sharing the wonderful time that you and your family had. Nothing like precious memories.

    And I LOVE that little piggy.... :)

    Congrats on 2 awesome years blogging and many more to come!

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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  11. Oh MY! Breakfast looks yummy and I never wanted a calf until this very minute! Hooray for the farm!
    Sending you Blogiversary hugs...

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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