Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 1 : Summer 2009 - Page 31

with silage and oats to make feed for the cattle. Buckwheat hulls are used as bedding for the animals, and after they have become mixed with manure, are spread on the fields in the spring. Top L to R : Philip, Joseph, Janice, Kelsy and Julie Bouchard Bottom L to R : Odile Michaud (Rita Bouchard’s mother) and Jill Kelly Rita’s granddaughter, the photo that inspired the company logo Joe and Janice’s eldest daughter, Kelsy, a graphic arts and design major at the Massachusetts College of Art, created a new logo and package for the Ployes mix as her Senior design project. Her mother is hoping that Kelsy will have a hand in developing the new cookbook, which she hopes will be available in time for the annual Ployes Festival in Fort Kent, August 7-8. The middle daughter, Julie, now a Junior in high school, is beginning to think about colleges and is looking toward the medical profession. Each of the Bouchard children has in one way or another helped out on the farm, whether it has been working in the fields with their father and grandfather, or helping to package the mixes SUMMER & FALL 09 Bouchard Family 29