welcome to my website. It tells about history and origin of the Davidson and Ziegler families. It also tells some of my experience gained in many years with the chemical industry, stories and experience that might be of interest for the next generation. We have three boys and one girl aged 6, 9, 12 and 14. We live in the countryside in the heart of Germany, not far from Göttingen, surrounded by an old and rather wild garden, friendly neighbors and a beautiful landscape.
I would also like to portray the life of my parents and grandparents who experienced and survived the European tragedy in the first half of the twentieth century. Unlike TV or novels, family history is firsthand information passed on from generation to generation. This might be of interest and concern to more people than just our children and family, so why not put it onto this website?
Agriculture and farming have always captured my imagination.
Farming is undoubtedly one of the necessary, reasonable and peaceful activities mankind should be focused on. Like all other businesses and arts, it doesn´t work without property, freedom and independence. And it requires timeless values like commitment, care and responsibility. Landowners knew about sustainability and practised it long before the word was picked up by the mainstream and long before politicians could convert it into just another excuse for interventionism. I started working with the agrochemical industry when I was nineteen. For many years I made my living by protecting sugar beets and cotton from weeds and worms, livestock and foodstuffs against locusts, ticks and cockroaches or citrus plantations from white flies. I learned about special fertilizers for vegetables and about the seed potato business. All this has provided special views of people, companies and countries. I shall report some of these views on this blog. However, for the last 25 years dairy cows have been at the center of my attention. Bedding of cows has become a passion. As of January 2017, my new websites www.cowstalls.com and www.liegeboxen.de have started to inform dairy farmers about cow welfare and housing trends. The websites will report on ideas, experiences, innovations and new techniques from a completely independent point of view.
On this website, most of the content will be written in German, as English is not my native language. In order to make it as bilingual and interesting as possible, your help and support with content, translations or corrections is very much appreciated. For more details about my current activities or just for exchange of views, please feel free to call or email me. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours faithfully Tilman Ziegler +49 (0) 160 90 10 78 14, email: firstname.lastname@example.org