John 14:6

I am the Way, the Truth, and the

Life. No one come to the Father except

through me. (NIV)


Title Page1
My Prayer2
About the Author3
High School Graduation7
My Last Visit with Grandma Jonas8
My Last Year in the Mertz Farm9
Excavating Job19
My First and Last Deer Hunt21
Clover Lawn Farm30
Back Home to Saukville43
Curtiss Candy Company Artificial Breeding44
The Feed Mill50
The Machine Shop52
Milk Testing and Artificial Breeding54
The Love of My Life58
Our Wedding62
Our Honeymoon65
Bugs in Our Bed66
A Home of Our Own70
Herd of Cows and Our First Rented Farm73
Our Second Rented Farm78
Foster Boys83
A Good Farm and a Great Start89
Boys Will Be Boys?92
The NFO103
Battle with Our Bull110
Search for a Farm to Purchase115
Purchase of a Farm of Our Own117
Farm Auction119
The Overloaded Pickup121
Moving Day125
Our Lifelong Dream Fulfilled127
Organizing Dairy Farmers-Associate Milk Producers Cooperative129
Other Writings133

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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