Read about Tim Hesselbrock in our January diaries.

Our county diaries are a huge hit!

Thanks to all of the diarists who have participated in our monthly diaries! Make sure to go back to November to view all the diaries that have been posted. Thanks to the following participants: Rita Beiser, Gail Lierer, Karen Hiltbrand,…

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Diary of Catherine Jacob - Crosswind Farm

Diary of Catherine Jacob – Crosswind Farm- Week 2

The afternoon routine at Crosswind Farm usually starts about 4:30- 5:00.  Jericho assists us  daily after he is out of high school and finished with his FFA meetings. The stalls for the yearlings, Ace, the two boys as well as…

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Scholarship deadline is fast approaching!

Butler County Farm Bureau will award five $500 scholarships in 2011. The deadline for the applications is close of business on Thursday, March 31. Applications can be downloaded or you can contact the Farm Bureau office at 513-844-8371. Don’t delay,…

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Dave & Kathy Hiltbrand and family

Diary of Kathy Hiltbrand- Week 2 – March 7-13

Monday, March 7, 2011 Up late working on my blog. Checked penned cow #8140 and maternity pen. It’s very frustrating when I make an effort to get out of bed and check the cattle and then nothing is going on. …

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Joyce Brown - Brown's Family Farm Market

Diary of Joyce Brown – Brown’s Family Farm Market -Week 2- March 7-13

Monday, March 7, 2011 The goats beat me out of the door today! There they were standing outside the pen when I walked down to the barn this morning. They worked a board loose at the bottom of the fence…

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John & Catherine Jacob - Crosswind Farm

Diary of Catherine Jacob – Crosswind Farm

March 1, 2011 Welcome to Crosswind Farm. We are going to take a unique trip through the process of a mare foaling. Maybe before we start you should know the lay of the land. There are three barns that have…

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John & Catherine Jacob - Crosswind Farm

Meet a Farmer – Catherine & John Jacob, Crosswind Farm

Crosswind Farm is a former dairy and grain farm in Okeana, Ohio with its origin in 1840. In 1974 John (Jay) bought 40+ acres of land west of Okeana and two miles east of the Indiana border. As the years…

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Diary of Kathy Hiltbrand

Diary of Kathy Hiltbrand- Week 1

March 1, 2011         Wow! The sun actually came up.  It’s still cold but not absolutely unbearable.  Checked on calving cows that are penned up; no action as of now, none are in labor.   We have 40 cows to…

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Joyce Brown - Brown's Family Farm Market

Diary of Joyce Brown – Brown’s Family Farm Market -Week 1

March 1, 2011 Here we are back in the greenhouse starting a new season. I love the seasons. It is a New Year, new weather, and new crops. The weather has been pretty much what you expect for Jan. and…

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Dave & Kathy Hiltbrand and family

Meet a Farmer – Kathy & Dave Hiltbrand and family

Hello, we are the Hiltbrands.  My name is Kathy and my husband Dave and our three children; Karen Anne, Katie Marie, and Justin live and operate our family farm in Seven Mile, Ohio.   Our farm runs along Seven Mile Creek. …

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