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Diary of Gail Lierer - Week 5 - November 29-30

Published Dec. 6, 2010 | Discuss this article on Facebook

November 29, 2010

Well the week has started as usual checking on the steers and feeding the cows.  With the help of Michael, we ran electric fencing around the pond so the cows in the woods would have more grass to eat.  We still have to build one more fence by the pond in order to trust the cows without the electric fence.  We turned the cows out and they seemed happy but still look for a round bale to munch on to be completely happy.  Dave continued with the tile in the field it was a pretty good day not too cold to be out there at least.  I helped string the tile and came back home to answer messages on the phone and return e-mails.  I still have clients calling with questions on losses and when the adjuster will be at their houses.  Rain is coming and we wanted to finish an open tile we hit earlier so the goal for the tile was to tie the two lines together so the existing tile could work if we did get a lot of rainfall.  It started raining close to dark on Monday.

November 30, 2010

It rained most of the night and we have received over 1 inch so far.  We needed it but Dave was disappointed that we didn’t get the entire tile put in.  My fear is that now when it is turning colder he will want me to be out there with him and I just cannot handle the cold like I did years ago.  The grandsons came over and I had my grandma time, considering I am going to the 92nd Farm Bureau Annual meeting in Columbus for the next 3 days.  I have laundry to catch up on and packing to do.  After the boys left I finished packing and did the dishes so I didn’t have to see them when I arrived home.  The rain has continued most of the day and right now we have close to 2 inches.

It has been fun writing my diary for the web page and having you read and comment on Grandview Farms.  I hope you enjoyed reading my story and hope you continue to read the other farmers diaries as they continue throughout the year.  In the upcoming months we will be having our membership kickoff and if you want to join in our fun as we “Cook our way through Membership”  come and join us at the kickoff meeting in January. 

I want to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year. 

Gail Lierer, President Butler County Farm Bureau

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