John 14:6

I am the Way, the Truth, and the

Life. No one come to the Father except

through me. (NIV)


Title Page 1
My Prayer 2
About the Author 3
Acknowledgments 4
High School Graduation 7
My Last Visit with Grandma Jonas 8
My Last Year in the Mertz Farm 9
Excavating Job 19
My First and Last Deer Hunt 21
Clover Lawn Farm 30
Back Home to Saukville 43
Curtiss Candy Company Artificial Breeding 44
The Feed Mill 50
The Machine Shop 52
Milk Testing and Artificial Breeding 54
The Love of My Life 58
Our Wedding 62
Our Honeymoon 65
Bugs in Our Bed 66
A Home of Our Own 70
Herd of Cows and Our First Rented Farm 73
Our Second Rented Farm 78
Foster Boys 83
A Good Farm and a Great Start 89
Boys Will Be Boys? 92
The NFO 103
Battle with Our Bull 110
Search for a Farm to Purchase 115
Purchase of a Farm of Our Own 117
Farm Auction 119
The Overloaded Pickup 121
Moving Day 125
Our Lifelong Dream Fulfilled 127
Organizing Dairy Farmers-Associate Milk Producers Cooperative 129
Conclusion 131
Other Writings 133

The Rocky Road
to Farm Ownership

By: D. F. (Don) Cooper

The Rocky Road to Farm Ownership


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John 15:12-13

My command is this; love each other as I have

loved you. Greater love has no one than this,

that he lay down his life for his friends. (NIV)

Mark 1:15

The time has come, He said. the kingdom of

God is near. Repent and believe the Good

News. (NIV)

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and

lean not on your own understanding; in all

your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make

your paths straight. (NIV)

Proverbs 31: 30-31

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;

but a woman who fears the Lord is to be

praised. Give her the reward she has earned,

and let her works bring her praise at the city

gate. (NIV)

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