MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Wisconsin dairy farm says it has fired two employees and barred a third from handling animals after video shot by an undercover activist showed workers hitting, kicking, stabbing and whipping cows.More >>
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Wisconsin dairy farm says it has fired two employees and barred a third from handling animals after video shot by an undercover activist showed workers hitting, kicking, stabbing and whipping cows. More >>
Abby Bayer's family farm in Ringle offers sleigh rides in the
winter. But without snow on the ground, sleigh rides are impossible.
snow right after Christmas and right before Christmas," said Bayer. "Christmas time is our busiest time. So that worked
out really well."
But now, most
of that snow is gone. Bayer says the farm needs at least 6 inches of snow on
the trails for sleigh rides. While there isn't enough snow for sleigh rides, Starwood
Rides still offers wagon rides.
wants to go out and freeze," said Bayer "Neither do
we. The horses don't look forward to it, we don't look forward to it. So we
don't do it when it's that cold."
business isn't the only one suffering this winter. Peplin pub, outside Mosinee,
also benefits from the snow. Located next to a trail, the bar is a popular
place for local snowmobile riders.
owner, Kim Zyduck, says more than 60 % of her business in the winter comes from
snowmobile riders. So she's hoping more snow is in the forecast. And riders agree.
been a strange winter for snow removal services.
been a slower winter," said Michael
Jost, Revi Design Snow Operations Manager. "Last year was
a bit better, little better snow storms, little more for employees, but other
than that, it's still kind of slow for this year."
businesses are different, they all have the same wish: more snow.
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