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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 ...

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

Diary of Steve Bartels -Bartels Christmas Trees & Treasures

Published Apr. 5, 2011

Friday April 1, 2011 I worked today in the morning for a couple of hours on my job as a crop adjuster. Yesterday, the March 31 Planting Intentions and the March Grain Inventory reports were released by the United States Department of Agriculture. The price of corn, soybeans, and wheat traded on the Chicago Board of Trade are affected by these reports for the nearby future. The price in Chicago det...

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

Diary of John Francis - Alpaca Corner

Published Apr. 5, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011 Hello folks, how’s everything “Down On The Farm”?  I remember listening to a gentleman from Indiana (Boss Johnson) who had a radio show and when he came on the air he asked that question.  So, starting today and for the month of April, I will be telling you about things down on the farm!  Our farms are located at Shandon, Ohio, and you will be learning about raising alpacas b...

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Joyce Brown - Brown's Family Farm Market

Diary of Joyce Brown - Brown's Family Farm Market -Week 4- March 21-27

Published Apr. 5, 2011

March 28th It was so cold this morning when I went to work that I was sure glad to go inside the greenhouse and work for a while. We transplanted 50 flats of peppers, 10 flats kohlrabi, 6 flats of cabbage, and Angel wing begonias. We moved all of the Al’s pouches into the larger greenhouse, and finished up the petunia flats. Then we went outside and worked on a water drainage ditch along the mark...

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Crosswind Farm - Jay & Catherine Jacob

Diary of Catherine Jacob - Crosswind Farm- March 19 - April 3

Published Apr. 4, 2011

March 19, 2011 Today, a nice warm sunny day, we are going to take the mare and foal out into the small grass paddock. The foal has the cotton lead in the “suitcase” fashion around his shoulders and but. He worked very well in the stall leading him around the mare so he is accustomed to the control and feel of the lead. Jay takes the mare through the back door, and out into the open. The foal comes...

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Organization Director:
Christy Montoya

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

Phone:
513-844-8371

Fax:
513-844-8372

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farmbureau@cinci.rr.com

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