July 1, 2011, Friday The morning air always feels refreshing; especially on these hot summer days. We have 2 sweet orphan bull calves that expect their bottle at 6:30 AM. I canít think of a better way to start the day than with Gemini ní Cricket. These hot days, they also drink a lot of water, even though they are only 10 weeks old.The guys (my husband Bill, herdsman Michael Everett and our nephew...
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I am Melody Fruth and my husband is Oscar.† We live on a small farm near Jacksonburg, OH and have two grown sons, Jason and Jeremy who both graduated from Miami University.† We have lived in the same place since 1978. Oscar was raised on a farm near Findlay, OH. And I was a city girl born and raised in Hamilton.† We met at Bluffton College, moved here to find teaching jobs, and both taught school ...
My name is Ray Arlinghaus.† My wife Judy and I live on a farm in northern Ross Township just outside of Millville.† We purchased the land in 1985. Our home site is on the higher ground and provides us a beautiful view of the Indian Creek valley.† Our three children are grown and married.† All three are engineers and their careers have taken them to Minneapolis, Nashville, and Fishers Indiana.† Com...
Pedroís Angus, owned by Bill and Bev Roe Like other farmers, we are blessed to be working in a profession that brings satisfaction and joy, as well as plenty of challenges. Pedroís Angus Farmís roots started in the 1800s when Bevís great grandfather Barley Wagner raised Shorthorns near Fremont, in northern Ohio. Father Nick Wagner transitioned from Shorthorn to Hereford and finally to Angus in the...
Monday, June 20 This week is going to be very different than most. There is a tremendous amount of things to get done before I leave for Missouri tomorrow. After my daily chores I went to the mill to pick up some feed to deliver to my customers as there are quite a few to call on today. Tonight while feeding the baby calves, I started increasing the amount of milk powder in the milk mix to try an...
WEEK 3 Monday, June 13 After the morning chores were finished, I spent the rest of the morning checking electric fences.† In the afternoon, Dad and I went to Farm Service Agency office to certify our crops.† This is where you let them know which crops you plant in each field.† When I got back, I just worked on some stuff around the farm and helped the kids with their 4-H projects. Tuesday, June 14...
Monday, June 20 This morning I got up, fed my steers, and then walked my pigs.† After I got done with that, mom and I left to get some last minute stuff for my D.C. trip and to go watch my sisters game.† When we got home from her game, I fed my steers and then I worked with them.† When I was done working with them, I went and picked up my brother at Vacation Bible School.† After I picked him up, I...
Monday, June 13, 2011 I completed my a.m. feeding and proceeded to call on feed customers and prospects all day. That night after I fed, a buddy and I went and sheared an Alpaca for someone. That is always an experience. Tuesday, June 14, 2011 I did my regular chores (feeding the young lambs and the baby calves milk) and called on customers all morning. That afternoon my little sister and I took ...
Monday, June 13 This morning I woke up and went outside to feed my steers.† After feeding, I worked on stuff around the house and some stuff outside for a couple of hours.† By the time I got done working, it was already time to feed again.† When I finished feeding my animals, I went out to eat with my dad because everyone else was at my sisterís basketball game.† When we got home, we went outside ...
Monday 6/6 I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning.† Late nights tend to do that. I fed the babies and younger lambs and gave some of the lambs medication to get them over pink eye. I called on some farms today about selling feed and came home that afternoon to move round bales into the barn that were baled while I was gone in Reno. Tuesday 6/7 After my daily feeding this morning, we ha...
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