Farm Life Filmed by Westby Creamery Farmers
Nov 20, 2020 (Westby, WI)
Westby Creamery farmers (and siblings) Seth and Clara Byom are trying to bring the story of dairy farming to life with a new YouTube series called “Born in a Barn.”
“Born in a Barn” began shortly after Clara Byom moved back home to Galesville, Wis. Clara had been pursuing her professional music career in Albuquerque, N.M. for the past seven years. While she is still a professional musician, she decided to move back to Wisconsin during the pandemic and help out on her family’s farm.
During her time in Albuquerque, many of her friends were bewildered that she grew up on a farm. They had a ton of questions about farming, which just seems like second nature to her. Now that she is back, Clara saw a perfect opportunity to help show her friends and others the interworking’s of dairy farming. With the help of her brother, Seth, they decided to put together the YouTube series to help show the behind-the-scenes action.
Seth has been farming his whole life, but a few years ago he decided to take over his uncle Dan’s farm just up the hill from his father’s farm. Seth always enjoyed his time spent helping out on the farm growing up, so he knew he wanted to keep the legacy going. Byom Organic Farms has been a part of Westby Cooperative Creamery since 2008 when Westby first began its organic product line. However, the farm has been in the family for roughly 127 years so they know a thing or two about farming.
While they film each episode, it just feels like ordinary life to them. “It doesn’t seem so significant until it’s all put together and ready to upload,” said Seth and Clara. Most episodes start with peaceful pastoral views of the farm accompanied by music Clara plays on her accordion. Then the camera turns to Seth where he explains and walks through a day in the life of a dairy farmer.
From milking cows to feeding calves to 4H dairy judging, “Born in a Barn” hopes to cover all that is dairy farming. Find their charming series here:
Born in a Barn