|Harold "Chief" Hastings (Lad's grandfather) with his first cow in the 1930's|
|Curby Goldsmith (Brenda's grandfather) with his Brown Swiss heifers in the 1970's|
|Tony Souza Sr. (Brenda's grandfather) in the 1990's|
|Duane Hastings (Lad's father) pouring milk into 10 gallon cans in the 1950's|
|Duane Hastings helping with chores in the early 1940's at the age of 4|
A favorite activity was showing animals at the fair.
|Duane Hastings with Comet, Jr Champion at the 1954 Wayne County Fair|
|Carolyn "Goldsmith" Souza (Brenda's mother) with Judy at her County Fair in 1957|
|Tony Souza (Brenda's father) preparing to show his sheep project|
|Carolyn Goldsmith Souza - District Dairy Princess in 1961|
|Tony Souza with his brother, Louie, working at the Cal Poly College dairy in the early 1960's|
|Duane Hastings on his MTA Super|
The number of cows per farm has increased and we’ve seen a decline in the consumption of whole milk but an increase in the amount of cheese consumed. Technology and modern management has allowed farmers to be extremely efficient. In 1940, one farmer fed 19 people. Today, one farmer feeds 155 people.
|Tony Souza with his son, Tim, in 1969|