Randall Lineback Cattle

Vermont's first official State Heritage Breed

Thank You

Posted on | March 12, 2009 | 1 Comment

I just wanted to take a minute to thank a few special people. First, my father, Warne Randall, and cousin Harry Randall. Without their contributions to my efforts, this could not have even started. They were there in the thick of it during its hay-day. Their help in facts, dates, pictures and thoughts cannot go unnoticed.

There are many others who have been a great help. Mrs. Mack, a neighbor and summer- and then full-time-resident since the 1920s; your memories of a past that I could never know have been so valuable. Edna Davis Giffen, my cousin and local history resource. My grandmother, Sarah Randall. Bottle collectors from around the country. Sammy and Michelle Harris, for their help and memories. Ron Bush, a special thank-you to you.  Those of you whom sent memories and comments have been an inspiration and brought a focus of how important this project is. And to Chantel, my wife and partner, a big thank you for your timeless patience, knowledge of the English language, and inspiration to me to make this passion I have for where I grew up into something timeless. And finally hours of taped interviews with my grandfather Waldo Randall (Pop Pop). Every second I ever spent with Pop Pop has become a part of who I am today; how I wish I could have had so many more years to spend with him. (The questions I have for him now!)

Thank you all and keep your input coming. Lots more to come!


One Response to “Thank You”

  1. Wes Skaperdas
    December 18th, 2009 @ 9:12 pm

    I stumbled across your website while Google-searching paintings by Ray Freemantle.

    I grew up in Miller Place and was very familiar with your family farm. It was an annual field trip destination for us elementary schoolers (late ’50′s, early 60′s).

    Sifting through your notes offered a great trip down memory lane. Thanks!

    Wes Skaperdas
    Midlothian, VA

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Randall Linebacks are a rare breed of cattle which originated in Vermont and are steadily gaining popularity. Here you will find photos and stories about my own Randall Linebacks, as well as my experiences on New England dairy farms.

My childhood home, Randall Farms of Mt. Sinai, NY is also a subject near and dear to me. I have been collecting photos and memories and will share some of them here.

(The name is a coincidence; historic Randall Farms and the Randall Lineback breed bear no known connection.)