Kids Corner: The Junk Family

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Keaton Junk
15 years old
Freshman

When do you do chores? I do chores at 5 p.m., on weekends and some mornings. I scrape, mix feed, dump feed and take care of heifers. I fill in for whatever parent is not home. I also fetch cows.

What is your favorite and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is bedding the heifers and dry cows. I like seeing them all run through the fresh bedding. I do not have a least favorite chore.

What project do you enjoy helping your parents with on the farm? Running the IBA Dairy Supplies route and fieldwork.

Tell us a fun memory you have of living on the farm. I have a lot of fun memories on the farm, but probably the most fun was three years ago when I started running the chopper by myself.

What is your favorite animal on your farm? Luella, because I have shown her ever since she was a calf and because she is a Red & White Holstein.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be just like my dad, a farmer and business owner.

If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. It would look just like this farm.

What is your favorite game to play on the farm? I like bedding animals and working in the shop. In spring, I like plowing with my tractor.

What is your favorite meal that your mom or dad makes? Basically any meal.

What is your favorite thing to do off the farm with your family? Going to cow shows.

Are you involved in activities? Yes, I’m involved in 4-H and FFA, and I also play football. I can’t pick a favorite because they are all my favorite for different reasons.

Lexi Junk
8 years old
Second grade

When do you do chores? I feed calves at 5 p.m. and sometimes in the mornings.

What is your favorite and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is to watch the robot because it is fun to see it milk cows. My other favorite chore is petting Luella. I do not have a least favorite chore.

What project do you enjoy helping your parents with on the farm? Moving heifers.

Tell us a fun memory you have of living on the farm. Every summer when we get show heifers ready.

What is your favorite animal on your farm? My favorite animal is Luella. She is a Red & White Holstein, and she is 3 years old. I showed her as a calf, and she is amazing.

What do you want to be when you grow up? A veterinarian.

If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. It would have dairy cows that are milked with a robot, two horses, two bunnies and three dogs. Basically, it would have everything we have now plus two horses.

What is your favorite game to play on the farm? I like to play hide and seek when it is warm enough.

What is your favorite meal that your mom or dad makes? Croissant egg sandwiches.

What is your favorite thing to do off the farm with your family? Swimming at Nana’s with my cousins.

 

Ivan Junk
7 years old
First grade

When do you do chores? I do chores at night, and I feed calves and watch the robot.

What is your favorite and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is watching the robot because I can grab snacks and watch. My least favorite is feeding calves because it takes a while to fill bottles.

What project do you enjoy helping your parents with on the farm? Running the IBA Dairy Supplies route with Dad.

Tell us a fun memory you have of living on the farm. The day we got our puppies.

What is your favorite animal on your farm? My cat, Prime. She is funny and cute and orange and white.

What do you want to be when you grow up? A scientist, an astronaut or a pilot.

If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. A Lego farm.

What is your favorite game to play on the farm? Hide and seek.

What is your favorite meal that your mom or dad makes? Waffles.

What is your favorite thing to do off the farm with your family? Going swimming or going to my cousin Levi’s house.

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