Robert and Mary Johnson came to the farm in the 1940's. In 1949, son, Maurice, took over and operated it until 1991. It was a family farm because we all worked on it - Maurice's wife, Ruby, and daughters, Lorraine and Pattie. Dubbed Maple Rill Farm, it was located in the former Onondaga Township, tucked just inside the Brant County line, but connected with Caledonia in proximity and address. Registered Holsteins were bred, raised and milked faithfully every morning and evening. Some of those special cows still hold a place in my memories. Summers were for haying - make hay while the sun shines! - same rule applies today. Falls were for getting the corn into the silo before the frost hit and the rains came. The family farm was sold in 1991 and looks so very different now. New family, new focus.
Growing up on the farm was The Best!!
Submitted by Lorraine Johnson who joined the Fair Board in 1992.