Dan and Laurie Brooks, dairy farmers,( husband and wife 31 yrs.), and their 17 yr. old daughter. They have 3 older children, all college grads, one living next door. Dan has been a dairy farmer all his life as well as an avid outdoorsman whose interests range from native trees, to foraging for wild mushrooms, to birding. Laurie is an artist who works primarily in watercolors, graphite and linoleum prints, and who vends her art at a local farmers market as well as online. Jill is a pretty mellow high school senior who loves to write, make art, and blog. They also have 2 dogs, Darby (a Westie) and Paul (a corgi mix) who are both friendly.