PITTSVILLE (WKOW) -- Sometimes the pursuit of our dreams can be difficult or overwhelming, but a dairy farm family is finding a way to do it all.
Alan and Stephanie Hughes are teaching their young sons, Bryce and Gavin, the responsibility of caring for their herd of sixty cows. On their small dairy farm in Pittsville, the boys help their dad fix his antique tractors when they're not busy working with the cows.
Somewhere along the way their father, Alan, went from refurbishing his grandfather's Farmall-20 tractor to fixing up F-16 fighter jet as a member of the 115th Fighter Wing of the Wisconsin National Guard.
Alan says, "This is something that I've wanted to do my whole life, but the one reason why I did it at this point in time was because of the support and encouragement that I received from Stephanie."
Alan's work ethic and motivation, which were second nature on the farm, helped with his military training. He says, "That's a big part of the reason why I didn't join the military earlier is because I didn't want to give up the farming and the agriculture side of thing, and I'm very lucky to have found a way to do both."