Dan & Michelle Crout - Crout Farm

Diary of Michelle Crout – Crout Farm, Week 5, August 29-31, 2011

August 29 Well, we woke up to another cool morning which is enjoyable and the cows really like it as well. Dan is going to deliver corn today and if time allows he will take 2 loads and then refill…

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Jeff Ittel - Green Prairie Sod

Diary of Jeff Ittel – Green Prairie Turf Week 4, August 22-28, 2011

Monday, August 22nd We started the week the way we normally do, by cutting sod. It was a lighter day with a few deliveries. We started the TL irrigation unit with the end of the field 600 feet away. When…

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Mike & Suzanne Garver - Garver Family Farm Market

Diary of Mike Garver – Garver Family Farm Market , Week 4, August 22-26, 2011

August 22     Mondays are the day I choose to get things done that are not really directly involved with our market.  There has been a wash out along the ditch on part of our property that  I have looked at…

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Dan & Michelle Crout - Crout Farm

Diary of Michelle Crout – Crout Farm, Week 4, August 22-28, 2011

August 22 The weather is beautiful today, though we could use some rain. Dan is culling two cows today and will be traveling to tri-state livestock yard. It will take him about an hour one way. After delivering the cows…

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Mike & Suzanne Garver - Garver Family Farm Market

Diary of Mike Garver – Garver Family Farm Market , Week 3, August 15-21, 2011

August 15 Had a disappointing harvest this morning with sweet corn.  The crop has been steady up till this point. The lack of ample rain has slowed down the maturity of plant.  I’ve spent much time and energy planting this…

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Jeff Ittel - Green Prairie Sod

Diary of Jeff Ittel – Green Prairie Turf Week 3, August 15-21, 2011

Monday, August 15th We started the week cutting sod. We got that covered and moved onto the next thing. The storm from Saturday night lifted some netting. The guys went out and pinned it back down. The soil held the…

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Dan & Michelle Crout - Crout Farm

Diary of Michelle Crout – Crout Farm, Week 3, August 15-21, 2011

August  15 Our daughter, Shannon will be traveling back to Michigan today.  It was nice to have her home for a little while. Our daughter-in-law Jamie will take off the next two days, so I will not be watching Hannah….

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Jeff Ittel - Green Prairie Sod

Diary of Jeff Ittel – Green Prairie Turf, Week 2, August 8-14, 2011

Monday August 8th It was another slow Monday for sod cutting. We only had one order and the customer picked it up. I ordered some off road fuel for the irrigation pumps. We have two pumping stations on the farm….

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Mike & Suzanne Garver - Garver Family Farm Market

Diary of Mike Garver – Garver Family Farm Market , Week 2, August 8-14, 2011

August 8      I started my day by letting out our chickens at 6 am.  Then all workers gathered for the days agenda and then we proceeded to pick sweet corn.  I called Trupointe, a seed, chemical and fertilize business, on…

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Dan & Michelle Crout - Crout Farm

Diary of Michelle Crout – Crout Farm, Week 2, August 8-14, 2011

August 8 Today is Monday and the usual happenings on the Crout farm, such as milking and cleaning. I will have our granddaughter, Hannah all week long because the other babysitter is on vacation. This will limit my time in…

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