Butler County Farm Bureau hosted its 91st Annual Dinner Meeting Thursday, Sept. 15 at St. Aloysius Church in† Shandon. Around 100 people attended the event enjoying delicious food (catered by Shoelaces, Inc.) and good fellowship. Thanks to Daniel Zimmerman and Kaitlin Geisz, speakers for the evening, with their presentation "It Takes One to Start a Ripple." Business for the evening included electi...
- Van Wert
Monday August 29th We had a very slow day for sod cutting. We had only one order and it was a pickup. The new torque hub came in. The guys got that put on the TL. We held off watering with the TL. We decided to irrigate the sod we are currently harvesting. We want to keep the sod green. This dry weather pulls a lot of color out of the plant, and we don't want it to go backwards. We did a couple of...
August 29 Well, we woke up to another cool morning which is enjoyable and the cows really like it as well. Dan is going to deliver corn today and if time allows he will take 2 loads and then refill the truck for Tuesday. August 30 This morning we had to pull a calf that the heifer would not do on her own. Werenít any complications she just didnít want to push. Cows can be funny that way by not mak...
Monday, August 22nd We started the week the way we normally do, by cutting sod. It was a lighter day with a few deliveries. We started the TL irrigation unit with the end of the field 600 feet away. When it reached the end we would wait a day or two and send it back on a return watering. With about ten feet to go the TL quit pulling. It appeared to bog down. The TL had started to pull an extra hos...
August 22†††† Mondays are the day I choose to get things done that are not really directly involved with our market.† There has been a wash out along the ditch on part of our property that† I have looked at all summer.† Due the heavy rains this spring,† soil erosion has been quite excessive.† So after everything for the market has been completed, I was on a mission to take care of the eye sore tha...
August 22 The weather is beautiful today, though we could use some rain. Dan is culling two cows today and will be traveling to tri-state livestock yard. It will take him about an hour one way. After delivering the cows he will proceed to Gratis and continue excavating on the previous dayís work. He also made a trip to Ro-Lin Farms to price fertilizer. Hopefully we wonít have trouble getting ferti...
August 15 Had a disappointing harvest this morning with sweet corn.† The crop has been steady up till this point. The lack of ample rain has slowed down the maturity of plant.† I've spent much time and energy planting this crop to ensure a steady Summer supply, but things that look good on paper don't always follow suit.† Scratched my head and brainstormed on where to get corn for wholesale orders...
Monday, August 15th We started the week cutting sod. We got that covered and moved onto the next thing. The storm from Saturday night lifted some netting. The guys went out and pinned it back down. The soil held the netting down actually very well. Jeff was saying that when they planted the ground had sufficient moisture. The soil was firm enough to hold the netting as it was cut into the ground. ...
August† 15 Our daughter, Shannon will be traveling back to Michigan today.† It was nice to have her home for a little while. Our daughter-in-law Jamie will take off the next two days, so I will not be watching Hannah. She will be spending time with her daughter for her birthday. Bonding time is precious! We did the usual morning routine then I will be leaving about 10:30 to go to Columbus. The dri...
Monday August 8th It was another slow Monday for sod cutting. We only had one order and the customer picked it up. I ordered some off road fuel for the irrigation pumps. We have two pumping stations on the farm. These pumps are from an old fire protection system. We got them down in Shandon from the old Segrams storage facility. They are a matched set of 220 hp Cummins diesel engines. They are hoo...
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