Another Fresh Curd Friday is here and this week we are introducing you to a familiar face at WW Homestead Dairy. If you’ve been in our retail store over the last year or ordered product from us, chances are you may have seen this lady around. Anna, is the youngest of Tom Weighner’s four daughters and has been working on the farm and at our processing plant since high school.
At WW Homestead Dairy she focuses on helping with ice cream, wholesale ordering and packing orders. Most recently, she has started helping full time on the farm, where her focus is on cow care. She is responsible for weekly milking and helps with field work during our busy harvest season.
A normal day for Anna starts with a 5AM wake-up call and milking the cows. After that, she helps finish up morning calf chores, feeding cows or cleaning barns. She helps Steph with any cows or calf that need treatment or special attention and all the other tasks that keep everything flowing smoothly on the farms. In the afternoons you can find her helping with fieldwork or checking calves.
On Wednesdays she is head ice cream boss (in her words). She started off helping Angela with ice cream production and has slowly taken over the lead role of ice cream production. Some of her favorite creations this year include; The Blonde Bombshell (our newest ice cream flavor), Cowpie, and Sweet Maple Bourbon ice cream. You can find all of these at our retail store. Anna also helps pack orders for delivery on days when we need extra help and can step in to help with office work when necessary.
Anna’s side-gig is raising hogs! Along with her husband, Cullen, she raises Hampshire, Duroc & Chester White. They sell them as feeders or finished hogs directly to customers. They also have some pork processed and USDA certified. When available, you can purchase this meat at our WW Homestead Dairy retail store and the Iowa Food Hub. If you have questions about availability you can look her up at Silver Creek Farmstead on Facebook or Instagram.
In her spare Anna likes to ride her horse, Rhonda, hang out with family, camp, and sleep. Her favorite WW Homestead Dairy product is heavy whipping cream that she uses for baking or adding to her morning (or afternoon) coffee. Stay tuned later this week for one of her favorite recipes!