A taste of farm living

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Thousands flock to Breakfast on the Farm
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Three large tents accommodate the Breakfast on the Farm serving lines and dozens of dining tables. (Times Herald photo by Warren Bluhm)

Sunrise Dairy north of Suring was transformed into a small city Sunday as the 2018 Oconto County Breakfast on the Farm attracted close to 5,000 visitors looking for a taste of country cooking and living.

The third- and fourth-generation dairy operation has about 1,500 milk cows between the main location along state Highway 32 and a County Road M location, with about 1,500 head of young stock at other various farms.

The farm started in 1915 when Paul Tuschy bought 120 acres on the site. His daughter, Elenore, and her husband, Martin Hischke, purchased the business in 1959. The Hischkes’ sons, Dave and Dan, and Dave’s son, Luke, are part of the operation that has been known as Sunrise Dairy LLC since 2008.

In addition to a hearty breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon and of course milk, cheese and ice cream – this is about June Dairy Month, after all – visitors had a chance to tour the farm by bus or horse-drawn wagon, check out the display of antique tractors and the petting zoo, and take part in activities staged by 4-H and FFA clubs, among a variety of displays and activities.