Brad and Nicole were married and just three weeks later started their own dairy farm in Prescott. With the support and knowledge of local dairy farmers their herd began with six Holstein cows in a stanchion barn.
In 2010 they purchased their own property and built a swing-8 dairy facility and welcomed their oldest daughter. In 2012 came their youngest daughter and their biggest jump in cattle. In 2014 they welcomed their son and built a house on the farm.
The ebbs and flows of the dairy industry are something you can only really understand if you are a dairy farm family; and sometimes working a second job to support your main job is necessary. Brad became and EMT for Iosco county.
In 2019 the couple found a 1964 Stardust camper buried in the weeds and purchased it; this lead to a very long (and not entirely romantic) renovation to create the mobile ice cream trailer you see today.
In 2022 the family said good-bye to their dairy operation.
Though milking cows everyday is not part of our current lifestyle we will always carry with us the lessons, love, and commitment needed to be a farmer.
The little Wren’s are not required to work on the farm or in the ice cream trailer… but they all know the quickest way to buying something they WANT is to work for it
(photo credit QueenBee Photography, LLC)