Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Dutch Dairywoman's Determination

The Progressive Dairyman recently wrote an article featuring Leontien VandeLaar, a Dutch immigrant and dairy farmer in Indiana.  Leontien has an amazing story: 
In three years, Leontien VandeLaar moved to a new country, started a 2,000-cow dairy, was married three times (to the same man) and began an ongoing battle with skin cancer. 
She describes herself as “determined” and even “stubborn,” but that wouldn’t be most people’s first impression of her.
The blonde-haired Holland native has a friendly smile, a bubbly personality and a well-known soft spot for the special men in her life – her husband and a black stallion horse with its own unique story. . . 
Continue reading:  Chasing a Dream: One Woman's Fight for a Dairy Farm Life.

Leontien's daily farm life is chronicled in her blog:  Four Leaf Clover Tales.

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