"I believe that the first farm was really in 1774, but it was really located about a mile away and that was where the actual William H. Nielson settled. And then four farms that were all owned by his sons cropped up here in Ryegate Corner. So we're on the farm that belonged to John, one of the sons."
"Both Steve and I are extremely excited about this event that's coming as a chance to educate and open our doors and show people what we do everyday and why we do it. We think it's a tremendous opportunity to reach out to the community, people near and far."
"If one part of your business is not doing well, the other ones can prop it up through a bad year. This is a large family here and by doing a lot of different things, it gives each of us a portion that we're more or less in charge of and allows us to feel needed."
'You know, I'll sell it to you.' I says, 'Sure, I got a nickel in my pocket.' We ended up making a deal and so all I had to do was go tell my wife I bought a farm. We're still married so I guess it didn't go too bad."
"Becoming a more efficient farm, obviously with these low prices, it became more and more important. And this is kind of the next direction we see that for our future and farming and to raise our family. This is the direction we need to head and we need to go."
"It's not only important for us to remain viable and be part of the community, but I think it's really important for the community to get a sense of history and something that they can be proud to support."