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Niederman Family Farm - Bob & Bethann Niederman & Family

Diary of Bethann Niederman - Niederman Family Farm Week 4- April 17-24, 2011

Published Apr. 25, 2011

Sunday, April 17 Chaos in the barn this morning! As I walked out to the barn I could hear the commotion. Normally the noise I hear is from hungry animals. This morning not only hungry animals…. I heard irritated animals. The gate between the goats and lambs pen was opened and they were running together. The ram (male sheep) was not happy about the goats being close to his ladies. Plus, one of the ...

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Bartel's Christmas Trees & Treasures-Steve, Judy & Brian Bartels

Diary of Steve Bartels -Bartels Christmas Trees & Treasures Week 4- April 18-24

Published Apr. 25, 2011

Monday April 18     This was a good day to get caught up with some tasks. I worked this morning, on the Public Policy Action Team’s portion of the Butler County Farm Bureau newsletter. I reported our meeting with the elected and appointed officials on local and state issues. Also, I enclosed a survey for our members to return to our office about increasing Butler County’s sales tax, elimination of...

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Francis Farms/Alpaca Corner - John, Mary & Sally Francis

Diary of John Francis - Alpaca Corner - Week 4, April 18-24

Published Apr. 25, 2011

Monday, April 18th     Dear Diary……Today is the start of week three reporting my whereabouts and thoughts.  I trust it has been interesting reading and the thoughts not too provoking.  This is the week that we will be preparing the farm stead for shearing the 18 alpacas.  It will be a busy week as there will be a lot to do so there will not be any problems arise that will slow down the shearers.  ...

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Niederman Family Farm - Bob & Bethann Niederman & Family

Diary of Bethann Niederman - Niederman Family Farm Week 3- April 11-15, 2011

Published Apr. 19, 2011

Monday, April 11 Spring planting is right around the corner. Time to get the tractors serviced and ready. A farm uses many kinds of machines to grow corn, soybeans and wheat. A tractor is the most important machine a farmer uses. Tractors are used to pull other machines that will plant, harvest or carries the crops to storage or the market. Big combines have important jobs to do, every summer they...

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Francis Farms/Alpaca Corner - John, Mary & Sally Francis

Diary of John Francis - Alpaca Corner Week 3, April 11-17

Published Apr. 19, 2011

Monday, April 11    Dear Diary……..Today is the start of another new week.  I looked at the weather map on the television and it looked like we can expect rain all day.  Did not do much today other than the “usual”.  Mary, Sally and I did go to Hamilton and got a few errands accomplished.  I don’t seem to handle rain like I did at one time. Tuesday, April 12    Today was a bit better than yesterday...

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Bartel's Christmas Trees & Treasures-Steve, Judy & Brian Bartels

Diary of Steve Bartels -Bartels Christmas Trees & Treasures Week 3- April 11-17

Published Apr. 19, 2011

Monday April 11    There are many old sayings, and many come from farmers’ observation of the weather. One of my favorites is “ If it rains on Monday it will rain three days that week”. If you look at this from just the percentages, you might want to bet on it. Since it rained on the first day of the week, it only needs to rain two more days of the six following days to win. If you live in Ohio in...

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Bartel's Christmas Trees & Treasures-Steve, Judy & Brian Bartels

Diary of Steve Bartels -Bartels Christmas Trees & Treasures

Published Apr. 14, 2011

Monday April 4    What a day, it rained almost the entire day. We don’ t have our rain gauge out, but if we didn’t get at least an inch, I would be very surprised. The first thing we did was to get the pictures and the information from last week into Cathy at Farm Bureau. It was a great day to catch up on farm expense and income accounts. We have not used Quicken or any other electronic accountin...

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Niederman Family Farm - Bob & Bethann Niederman & Family

Diary of Bethann Niederman - Niederman Family Farm Week 2-April 4-11, 2011

Published Apr. 11, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011 Finally some warmer weather despite the sprinkles and possible passing thunderstorms it feels good outside. Spring fieldwork is right around the corner! The warm weather is just what we need to get ready for our farm tours. This is one way we have diversified our operation to generate funds to pay the bills, feed the animals and raise our family on the farm. Every year thousa...

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Francis Farms/Alpaca Corner - John, Mary & Sally Francis

Diary of John Francis - Alpaca Corner Week 2, April 4-10, 2011

Published Apr. 11, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011 Hello folks, it is Monday and the start of a new week.  In order for me to wake up each morning I set my clock radio and let it buzz for awhile.  The weather was nasty with a lot of rain predicted for the day.  Mary went off to teach school and left Sally and me to do the alpaca feeding.  After being around them for ten minutes or so they tend to make you happy and glad you a...

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Niederman Family Farm - Bob & Bethann Niederman & Family

Diary of Bethann Niederman - Niederman Family Farm

Published Apr. 5, 2011

Friday, April 1 Up bright and early this morning to get 5 kids out the door for college and school. Not  as early as when we milked dairy cows a few years ago. Dairy farmers get up very early to milk, feed, water and care for their dairy animals. This is a seven day a week job that last from sun-up until sun down. Often their chores have to be done before family activities because dairy cows have ...

County Information

Organization Director:
Christy Montoya

Mailing Address:
2273 Millville Oxford Rd.
Hamilton, OH 45013-3338

Phone:
513-844-8371

Fax:
513-844-8372

Email:
farmbureau@cinci.rr.com

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M, Tu, Th 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday 8 am. to 2 p.m. Closed Wed.

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