Tom & Bev Theobald, Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market

Meet a Farmer – Tom & Bev Theobald, Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market

Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market is a family-owned and family-operated business established by Tom and Bev Theobald in 1992,  Other family members now involved in a full time capacity include son Brian Theobald and son-in-law Scott Meade.  Daughter Kelly Meade is a…

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

Diary of Steve Bartels -Bartels Christmas Trees & Treasures Week 5- April 25-30

Monday April 25    This is spring break for Judy at Butler Tech. The plans were to have all the trees planted before now and for us to take off for the Carolinas this whole week. Well the best laid plans…

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Niederman Family Farm - Bob & Bethann Niederman & Family

Diary of Bethann Niederman – Niederman Family Farm Week 5- April 25-30, 2011

Monday, April 25 It’s is crunch time! We have two days to finish “everything” before our first group on Wednesday. Thanks to our 4-H clubs, Liberty Livestock, we are in really good shape. The club came out last week and…

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Diary of John Francis – Alpaca Corner – Week 5, April 25-30

Monday, April 25th      Today was a “large day” in the lives of alpaca farming.  It was called  “ Shearing Day”.  Michael Banks sheared the alpacas again this year. He has been shearing for us for seven years.  Michael’s…

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Niederman Family Farm - Bob & Bethann Niederman & Family

Diary of Bethann Niederman – Niederman Family Farm Week 4- April 17-24, 2011

Sunday, April 17 Chaos in the barn this morning! As I walked out to the barn I could hear the commotion. Normally the noise I hear is from hungry animals. This morning not only hungry animals…. I heard irritated animals….

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

Diary of Steve Bartels -Bartels Christmas Trees & Treasures Week 4- April 18-24

Monday April 18     This was a good day to get caught up with some tasks. I worked this morning, on the Public Policy Action Team’s portion of the Butler County Farm Bureau newsletter. I reported our meeting with the elected…

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

Diary of John Francis – Alpaca Corner – Week 4, April 18-24

Monday, April 18th     Dear Diary……Today is the start of week three reporting my whereabouts and thoughts.  I trust it has been interesting reading and the thoughts not too provoking.  This is the week that we will be preparing the…

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Niederman Family Farm - Bob & Bethann Niederman & Family

Diary of Bethann Niederman – Niederman Family Farm Week 3- April 11-15, 2011

Monday, April 11 Spring planting is right around the corner. Time to get the tractors serviced and ready. A farm uses many kinds of machines to grow corn, soybeans and wheat. A tractor is the most important machine a farmer…

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

Diary of John Francis – Alpaca Corner Week 3, April 11-17

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”. …

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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

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…

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