“The Fosters, as do most farm families, live under the constant threat of chaos. The daily expectation is projects will start to spin out of control. Whether they stay that way or not depends more on luck than they would like but also on patience, skill and fortitude.
Recently, Eric Foster was crushed by one of his cows in the milking room. After determining the injuries weren’t life-threatening, he headed to another farm, diagnosed an illness in two calves and treated them. His wife, Holly, finished the milking on her own and got the four kids organized and ready for the day. This all occurred before 9 a.m. on a day when Foster processes cheese.
“The good thing about cheese is it can wait if it has to,” she said. “So if things get zoo-y, I can push it back a day.””