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”. …

 0 Comments
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…

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

Diary of Steve Bartels -Bartels Christmas Trees & Treasures

Monday April 4    What a day, it rained almost the entire day. We don’ t have our rain gauge out, but if we didn’t get at least an inch, I would be very surprised. The first thing we did was…

 0 Comments
Niederman Family Farm - Bob & Bethann Niederman & Family

Diary of Bethann Niederman – Niederman Family Farm Week 2-April 4-11, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011 Finally some warmer weather despite the sprinkles and possible passing thunderstorms it feels good outside. Spring fieldwork is right around the corner! The warm weather is just what we need to get ready for our farm…

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

Diary of John Francis – Alpaca Corner Week 2, April 4-10, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011 Hello folks, it is Monday and the start of a new week.  In order for me to wake up each morning I set my clock radio and let it buzz for awhile.  The weather was nasty…

 0 Comments
Niederman Family Farm - Bob & Bethann Niederman & Family

Diary of Bethann Niederman – Niederman Family Farm

Friday, April 1 Up bright and early this morning to get 5 kids out the door for college and school. Not  as early as when we milked dairy cows a few years ago. Dairy farmers get up very early to…

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

Diary of Steve Bartels -Bartels Christmas Trees & Treasures

Friday April 1, 2011 I worked today in the morning for a couple of hours on my job as a crop adjuster. Yesterday, the March 31 Planting Intentions and the March Grain Inventory reports were released by the United States…

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

Diary of John Francis – Alpaca Corner

Friday, April 1, 2011 Hello folks, how’s everything “Down On The Farm”?  I remember listening to a gentleman from Indiana (Boss Johnson) who had a radio show and when he came on the air he asked that question.  So, starting…

 0 Comments
Joyce Brown - Brown's Family Farm Market

Diary of Joyce Brown – Brown’s Family Farm Market -Week 4- March 21-27

March 28th It was so cold this morning when I went to work that I was sure glad to go inside the greenhouse and work for a while. We transplanted 50 flats of peppers, 10 flats kohlrabi, 6 flats of…

 0 Comments
Crosswind Farm - Jay & Catherine Jacob

Diary of Catherine Jacob – Crosswind Farm- March 19 – April 3

March 19, 2011 Today, a nice warm sunny day, we are going to take the mare and foal out into the small grass paddock. The foal has the cotton lead in the “suitcase” fashion around his shoulders and but. He…

 0 Comments