Dorothy and Don Harms

Donald and Dorothy Harms have operated Valley Springs Farm for the past 30 years. Donald is the fourth generation of the Harms family to run this dairy farm. Attention to detail and a love for dairy cattle have helped them earn recognition as Sauk County’s highest production Holstein herd several times in their dairy career. The herd consists of 60 Holstein cows and 60 heifers with nearly 1/2 of the herd red and white Holsteins (instead of the usual black and white coloring).

Dorothy’s love of gardening and cooking was the initial start of living the dream of operating a bed and breakfast. As you enjoy the flower gardens decorating their farmstead or visit the vegetable garden and orchards to see what is in season, they are all a labor of love for Dorothy. She is certified as a Master Food Preserver so canning and freezing the garden produce is her specialty. Dorothy’s Homemade Delights (homemade jams and jellies) are available for purchase during your stay.

Community involvement has also been an integral part of their lives. Donald and Dorothy have both served on local agricultural co-operative boards, government boards, and as 4-H leaders. In 2012, they were recognized as Reedsburg’s Butterfest King and Queen for their community leadership efforts.