Sunday- November 14 I went to church this morning.† Andy and the boys fed the cattle and the pigs.† They also checked the sows and baby pigs, processed baby pigs and bred sows. I fixed them a quick noon meal.† We call it dinner here.† After we ate, Doug and Andy finished the cattle waterers and David and Dan worked in the shop.† We do all our own repairs and maintenance on our equipment, so there ...
- Van Wert
Sunday-November 14 We attended church and our fall festival is planned today.† I always help in the office with the accounting.† I keep the money turned in on the computer so at the end of the day with the running total we can tell the amount we have collected.† My Sunday was spent at St. Aloysius Church from 8 am until 8 pm.† The guys were putting in tile and trying to beat the rain that was comi...
Monday-November 8 I had to take the car to get the car to get serviced in the morning.† On the way to get that job taken care of I had clients calling about claims on their crop insurance.† The farmers are wrapping up and most are finished with their crops and seeing they just donít have the crops they should have harvested.† I will file claims when I get back home.† When I arrived home Dave was a...
Everyday our day starts with feeding the cattle and pigs at home and feeding and caring for all the sows up at the sow farm.† After we feed we will check the newborn baby pigs and process any pigs born (or farrowed ) the day before. Next it is time to breed sows.† We artificially inseminate (AI) the sows which are in heat. I will explain some of these tasks as I keep this diary. Sunday-November 7 ...
Well, I'd better formally introduce myself first hadn't I.† Hello, my name is Karen Hiltbrand and I'm 15 years old.† I live on my parents family-owned farm in the small town of Seven Mile, Ohio and I absolutely wouldn't trade the way I live in for anything.† My life revolves around all aspects of our farm.† Since this is just my first entry I'll just start and tell you a few things about myself.† ...
Monday, Nov. 1 Alarm went off early, still dark but the day has started. Began day calling for parts. We have three major tools broken and we need to order parts to get them on the way. Checked on overnight markets; they are slipping a bit but will come back. Usually Monday and Friday are not good days to sell grain! Dave left for the river with a load of corn. Started my laundry and mailed some b...
Everyday our day starts with feeding the cattle and pigs at home and feeding and caring for all the sows up at the sow farm.† After we feed we will check the newborn baby pigs and process any pigs born (or farrowed ) the day before. Next it is time to breed sows.† We artificially inseminate (AI) the sows which are in heat. I will explain some of these tasks as I keep this diary. Mon. Nov. 1† Anima...
Dave and Gail (Herrmann) are lifelong farmers in Morgan Township. They have three children; David and wife Heather and their sons Tyler and Aaron, Michael and his wife Jennifer, and daughter Christa and her fiance' Bryan. Christa and Bryan will be married on our farm next summer. We have a 650 acre grain farm; we raise corn, soybeans and hay. We raise a few beef cattle for our personal freezer bee...
Andy and Rita (Gerber) Beiser along with their three sons, David, Dan and wife Julia, Doug and wife Lindsay and grandaughter Jozie, farm in Butler and Preble Counties. We manage approximately 2,000 acres. The crops we grow include corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. We have lived our entire lives in Butler County and both of us come from farm families. Our sons are 5th generation farmers on the Beiser ...
Each month three farm families from Butler County will keep a diary of their daily life on the farm. The diary and pictures will be posted weekly on our blog page. Find out first-hand what happens on a farm. The diaries will feature all different aspects of farming within our county. We care about our animals, providing an abundant and safe food supply, and being good stewards to the environment.†...
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