Monthly Archives: April 2011

  • Official County Rain Gauge

    Posted on April 30, 2011 by in #Plant11, Farm

      I sold a load of hay this morning at the local hay auction in Wooster and noticed this official Wayne County rain gauge.  I was a little confused as Mr. Acker must have emptied it a week back because we currently have 6 1/4 inches of rain so far this month.  This is the […]

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  • Farm Week In Pictures

    Posted on April 24, 2011 by in farm photos

    Normally at this time of year there would be plenty of pictures of working ground and planting that I could share, unfortunately the wet weather has barely let us do any field work yet this spring, maybe next week!  Here are a few pictures from around our farm over the past week!   The Calves […]

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  • Farm Equipment Auction!

    Posted on April 22, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    After several years my neighbors have decided that it is time to retire from the cattle business. They are auctioning off the last of the equipment that they own tomorrow April 23rd at 11 sharp, all of which is in good shape.  We have a few pieces of equipment that are no longer needed on […]

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  • Why Animal Abuse?

    Posted on April 21, 2011 by in livestock care

      Yesterday I wrote a post in outrage about a video I saw showing very horrid animal abuse and neglect to calves on a large farm in Texas.  I don’t, nor does the industry support such acts of animal abuse by anyone.  If you are interested in what other farmers have had to say about […]

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  • No Mercy for Animal Abuse

    Posted on April 19, 2011 by in Agvocate, Farm, livestock care

    I just watched a horrific video filmed by a vegan activist group about how one farm very clearly did not care for the welfare and health of the dairy calves.  I just want to say that I am outraged; nobody should treat an animal in the manner that was depicted in the short video, and […]

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  • Busy Breeding Day

    Posted on April 13, 2011 by in Cattle, family, Farm, livestock care

      It has been an extremely busy day here at the Haley homestead.  By midnight tonight we will have bred cows 14 times, 4 of those are donor cows that were bred 2 or 3 times today and yes these are all timed and we must do them so many hours apart.  My day started […]

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  • Load of organic fertilizer

    Posted on April 13, 2011 by in Cattle, farm photos, livestock care, Wordless Wednesday
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  • Farm Week in Pictures

    Posted on April 9, 2011 by in Agvocate, farm photos, Wordless Wednesday

    Still no planting this week 🙁 Still getting equipment ready, delivering hay and straw as well as the everyday chores of feeding the cattle.  Just a few pictures I snapped around the farm this week, enjoy! View from the skid loader driving into the barn to get a round bale of hay   Sadie, one […]

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  • Give Me Your Lunch Money!

    Posted on April 5, 2011 by in Agvocate, livestock care

      There has been a battle brewing in Ohio for the past two years.  That battle has been between farmers that have relied of facts and science to ensure that their livestock is well cared for and animal rights groups such as Farm Sanctuary and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) who prey […]

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    Happy 1st Birthday AgChat Foundation!

    Posted on April 4, 2011 by in Agvocate

    A little over two years ago somehow I started fumbling my way around twitter as a way to invite others onto my farm to get a glimps of what everyday farm life is about. Not long after I started using twitter I saw a tweet from Michele Payn-Knoper (@mpaynknoper) announcing a weekly chat aboutagriculture called […]

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