Alfred Britton and his son Larry are second and third generation dairy farmers in Walpole, NH. The two work side by side to milk 90 Registered Holsteins twice a day and tend to their 550 acres of farm land. Their day starts at 5:30AM and is filled with chores including milking, barn cleaning, repairing fences, harvesting crops, fixing broken equipment and many other tasks.
The family has been farming in Walpole for 62 years. Life on the farm keeps them busy but they enjoy it. They love the open spaces and appreciate the opportunity to work side-by-side with family. In addition to dairy farming, the Britton’s tap maple trees for syrup and plow snow from driveways in the winter. They allow people in the community to use their land for outdoor recreation such as snowmobiling and hunting and when they are not on the farm, Larry and his wife, Josie, enjoy driving into town for karaoke night.