Ray & Judy Arlinghaus, Lori Ridge Farm

Diary of Ray Arlinghaus – Lori Ridge Farm, Week 2 – July 4-10, 2011

Monday July 4 A happy Fourth of July to all!! The precipitation we had this morning was what we call a “teaser”.  Not enough to really help the crops but enough to make it a “boot day” and spread some…

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Melody & Oscar Fruth

Diary of Melody Fruth, Week 2 – July 4-10, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011 Got up to gray skies and a few sprinkles today.  We sure could use a rain!  Oscar and I did the morning feeding.  The new calves are doing really well.  Many of them are drinking water…

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Gary & Cari Geber

Diary of Gary Gerber, Week 5, June 27-30, 2011

Monday, June 27th- Thursday, June 30th Everyday this week was pretty much the same.  I would wake up and then for the rest of the day I would either run wheat, bale straw, plant beans, work on tearing down the…

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Kelli Gerber

Diary of Kelli Gerber – Week 5, June 27-30, 2011

Monday, June 27 This morning I woke up, fed my animals, and then got ready for in car.  I have three days of in car this week, and then next week I can go take the test to get my…

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Ray & Judy Arlinghaus, Lori Ridge Farm

Diary of Ray Arlinghaus – Lori Ridge Farm, Week 1- July 1-3, 2011

Friday July 1 A hot day on the farm, made even hotter by the work we are doing.  Our early tomato planting (1.2 acres, about 5500 plants) is at the point where we apply straw mulch between the plants and…

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Melody & Oscar Fruth

Diary of Melody Fruth, Week 1 – July 1-3, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011 Yee Haw! Oscar and I are in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.  We left on Wednesday after the morning feeding was done (about 1:00) to take a short trip to the Gatlinburg area.  Jeremy will hold down the…

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Bill & Bev Roe, Pedro's Angus

Diary of Bev Roe – Pedro’s Angus, Week 1- July 1-3, 2011

July 1, 2011, Friday The morning air always feels refreshing; especially on these hot summer days. We have 2 sweet orphan bull calves that expect their bottle at 6:30 AM. I can’t think of a better way to start the…

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Melody & Oscar Fruth

Meet a Farmer – Melody & Oscar Fruth

I am Melody Fruth and my husband is Oscar.  We live on a small farm near Jacksonburg, OH and have two grown sons, Jason and Jeremy who both graduated from Miami University.  We have lived in the same place since…

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Ray & Judy Arlinghaus, Lori Ridge Farm

Meet a Farmer – Ray & Judy Arlinghaus, Lori Ridge Farm

My name is Ray Arlinghaus.  My wife Judy and I live on a farm in northern Ross Township just outside of Millville.  We purchased the land in 1985. Our home site is on the higher ground and provides us a…

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Bill & Bev Roe, Pedro's Angus

Meet a Farmer- Bill & Bev Roe, Pedro’s Angus

Pedro’s Angus, owned by Bill and Bev Roe Like other farmers, we are blessed to be working in a profession that brings satisfaction and joy, as well as plenty of challenges. Pedro’s Angus Farm’s roots started in the 1800s when…

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