Take every day as it is. That is the motto of the farmer and contractor René Messer from the Canton of Aargau in Switzerland. His farm lies on a hill with a fabulous view to the Habsburg, which looks back on a turbulent history and has taught him a lot about life. Today, in addition to mother cow husbandry, he also runs a successful contracting business with his wife Regula. He is known well beyond the region as a specialist in slurry and fermentation residues.