260 years of existence

Actually, Volken Holtrop (96) would not become a farmer at all, he says in his apartment in the Heerenveen care center Coornhert State.

His heit received a lot of comment when he sent his second son to secondary school in the Depression 1930s. "Narrus, do kinst 'm oars ek wol brûke," the people would say.

But Bernardus Theunis and mem Antje, who milk five cows, thought that their children should be better off than they had it. Moreover, the 'pleats' was already intended for Volken's older brother, Theunis. When Volken passed after four years and then "grandiose sakke" for the entrance exam of the "breeding", he still came to the farm to save "in djoere help". His older brother Theunis had already died by then, he was only sixteen.

Actually, Volken Holtrop (96) would not become a farmer at all, he says in his apartment in the Heerenveen care center Coornhert State.

His heit received a lot of comment when he sent his second son to secondary school in the Depression 1930s. "Narrus, do kinst 'm oars ek wol brûke," the people would say.

But Bernardus Theunis and mem Antje, who milk five cows, thought that their children should be better off than they had it. Moreover, the 'pleats' was already intended for Volken's older brother, Theunis. When Volken passed after four years and then "grandiose sakke" for the entrance exam of the "breeding", he still came to the farm to save "in djoere help". His older brother Theunis had already died by then, he was only sixteen.