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Dry Run Acres Pygmy Goat Farm

Diary of Nancy Powell - Week 3- Dec. 13-19

Published Dec. 20, 2010

Monday – December 13, 2010 Out to the barn every four hours to make sure Little Lazarus is eating and staying warm. So far so good…. The farm has a coating of snow on it today. As cold as it is, I don’t think it will melt any time soon. Had to take Dewey to his doctor today and we went to El Mariachi for lunch – I love that place, the restaurant, not the doctor’s office. Stopped at the drug store ...

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Minges Show Cattle

Diary of Cathy Minges - Week 2 - December 6-12

Published Dec. 13, 2010

Monday, December 6 Allen fed before work, picked pens and checked the water for all the cattle. It is really cold out there and need to make sure all the cattle have what they need.  Allen headed off to work, they are doing a drilling job at the Cincinnati Zoo. After work, Allen picked pens and fed all the cattle. Went down to pasture to check on cattle, fill up the water tanks and to make sure al...

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Beeler Family Farm

Diary of Rosemary Beeler - Week 2- December 6-12

Published Dec. 13, 2010

December 6, 2010 Monday: It is a very cold day. I hate getting out of bed at 4:45 to go outside and work on these days. The warm bed with a quilt is much cozier. Anyway, I was up at 4:45 to walk my 4 pound Yorkie Poo dog, named Teddy. Then we started milking our 90 cows. I don’t think the cows care for this weather either. I have 7 calves outside in hutches. I keep them in the hutch for 6 weeks. W...

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Dry Run Acres Pygmy Goat Farm

Diary of Nancy Powell - Week 2- Dec. 6-12

Published Dec. 13, 2010

Monday – December 6, 2010 It was COLD this morning!  I have arthritis so I am not very fond of cold weather.  It’s here so I guess I have to deal with it.  Our truck is a diesel so it had to be plugged in to electric as the barn so it would start up in this weather.  After caring for the goats this morning I had to make my way into my part-time job at the Butler County Board of Elections.  I work ...

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Gail Lierer Family Farm

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

Published Dec. 6, 2010

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 b...

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Minges Show Cattle

Diary of Cathy Minges - Week 1 - December 1-5

Published Dec. 6, 2010

Wednesday, December 1 What a blustery day with snow flurries flying about. Hope you enjoy reading about our small beef cattle farm. Show cattle and farming seem to be in Allen's blood and he enjoys all the hard work it takes to make this a viable business. With a full-time off the farm job, it means week nights, weekends and holidays are taken for cattle and farming needs. Allen does daily feeding...

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Beeler Family Farm

Diary of Rosemary Beeler - Week 1- December 1-5

Published Dec. 6, 2010

December 1, 2010 Hello! I hope you enjoy our diary. We are very active on this dairy farm. I was up at 4:45 to walk my small dog Teddy, then we start our milking at 5:30 AM. We are milking currently 88 cows in a double 16 herringbone parlor. It certainly seemed like winter this morning as it is snowing steadily. I don’t think it will accumulate much but it sure is cold. My son, Keith is stationed ...

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Dry Run Acres Pygmy Goat Farm

Diary of Nancy Powell - Week 1- Dec. 1-5

Published Dec. 6, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Hello, I am delighted to have folks peeking into life on our little goat farm.  We have been raising the Pygmy goats for about twelve years now.  We started small but now we have one of the largest herds in Southwest Ohio.  Our herd name is “Dry Run Acres” and we named our herd after the little creek that runs across the back of our property.  Every day I have chores to...

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Rita Beiser Family Farm

Diary of Rita Beiser - Week 5- November 28-30

Published Dec. 6, 2010

Sunday, November 28 Today Andy and I left to go to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with my Mom and Dad for a couple of days.The boys took care of the morning feeding and they checked the sows and baby pigs.  They scraped and spread lime for the sows due to have babies.  Doug and Lindsay processed the baby pigs.  They process pigs every morning.  They dock the pig’s tail, (because as the pigs get older the...

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Karen Hiltbrand

Meet a Farmer- Diary of Karen Hiltbrand

Published Dec. 2, 2010

Hello, Hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was well.  Mine was well, this past weekend was my first cattle show of the season and I did pretty well, I guess I can’t complain.  Although it was so cold we had a good time.  My heifer Lou Casey really surprised me and did very well for me. Recently all our chores at home have been changed around, I now alternate with my two siblings getting up and feeding th...

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Organization Director:
Christy Montoya

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

Phone:
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farmbureau@cinci.rr.com

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