Monthly Archives: April 2011

Official County Rain Gauge

  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 … Continue reading

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Farm Week In Pictures

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 … Continue reading

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Farm Equipment Auction!

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 … Continue reading

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Why Animal Abuse?

  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 … Continue reading

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No Mercy for Animal Abuse

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 … Continue reading

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Busy Breeding Day

  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 … Continue reading

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Load of organic fertilizer

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Farm Week in Pictures

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 … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Lunch Money!

  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 … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Birthday AgChat Foundation!

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 … Continue reading

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