This interview was first published Oct. 5, 2010.

Jolynn McClelland, 28, grew up not far from the lighthouse on the windswept headlands of the Point Reyes National seashore. She comes from a long-time dairy family, the Mendozas, as does her husband, Robert McClelland.

Thanks, Jolynn, for sharing your story. Californians will recognize that I interviewed Jolynn at her family’s dairy ranch in spring when the native grasses were still green.