Yearly Archives: 2011

  • But Your Cows Do Eat Grass!?

    Posted on May 25, 2011 by in Agvocate, Cattle, Environment

      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 say about me, and why I am lucky.  Below is the conversation that took place: […]

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  • Farm week in pictures 5/21/2011

    Posted on May 21, 2011 by in #Plant11, farm photos

      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 this week.    Just a few pictures from after my livestock trailor was rear ended. […]

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  • Learning the Hard Way

    Posted on May 17, 2011 by in Cattle, family, Farm, livestock care, Uncategorized

    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 am having.  Let us start from the beginning of the day, it is wet nasty […]

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  • Farm week in pictures 5/14/2011

    Posted on May 14, 2011 by in Cattle, farm photos, Uncategorized

    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 planted. It was a little rough going as we had three days of planting with […]

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  • Farm Week in Pictures 5/7/2011

    Posted on May 7, 2011 by in farm photos, Uncategorized

    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, enjoy. Planters sitting in the shed Sadie really wants the weather to dry up so […]

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  • A New Farmer Blog!

    Posted on May 4, 2011 by in Agvocate, Uncategorized

    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 together in one spot, yet still maintain the individual blog's identity. After several conversations and a few late […]

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  • 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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