Yearly Archives: 2011

But Your Cows Do Eat Grass!?

  In catching up with a good friend and neighbor over the weekend an interesting conversation arose about the American diet and how we as a country are overweight.  It was very interesting to hear what my neighbor had to … Continue reading

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Farm week in pictures 5/21/2011

  It was another busy week around the farm waiting for the rains to pass.  We were not able to get anything planted this week, but the week was full of lots of excitement.  Here are a few pictures from … Continue reading

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Learning the Hard Way

As I thought about writing this post I am remembering the hundreds of times through my life that I have heard someone say “Sometimes you just have to learn the hard way” well that applies to the day that I … Continue reading

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Farm week in pictures 5/14/2011

Sorry for not getting any farm updates up in the past week, things are finally starting to roll around the farm. For the first time this spring we have been able to get in the fields to get some seeds … Continue reading

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Farm Week in Pictures 5/7/2011

Well, another week has went by and we are still waiting to get in the fields. With a wet forecast for next week it may be a bit yet. Here are a few pictures of my week around the farm, … Continue reading

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A New Farmer Blog!

There is a new blog in town, and I am happy to be a contributor  alongside several other great farmer bloggers accross the country!  This blog was designed to bring together many of the great blogs various farmers have created … Continue reading

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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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