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What’s Happening on the Farm?

We been experiencing beautiful weather all week. The sunshine allowed lots of field work and corn planting. It’s a great start to June Dairy Month! In honor of celebrating dairy, here’s a glimpse of what’s happening at the farm. . .The calves come to g…

May Activities: 4-H, Lake Erie & the Farm

The first weeks of May have been full of activity. As I shared in my last two blogs, we’ve been busy constructing an on-farm creamery and preparing the farm for dairy tour season. We also have two boys that are involved in a variety of activities.

My oldest son, Garrett, and I participated in Ohio 4-H Dairy Palooza with the Geauga Dairymen 4-H Club. . .

Members of the Geauga Dairymen 4-H Club (Garrett is in the gray sweatshirt)
Dairy 4-H members learn about reproduction and breeding
They made ice cream using liquid nitrigen
Geauga Dairymen (Garrett is in the top row on the right)

 
My husband, Lad, and son, Garrett, enjoy some downtime with a bonfire in the yard. . .


On Mother’s Day, my sons and I visited Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve on Lake Erie. . .

Jack and Garrett walking on the trail to the lake
Exploring the beach
Crazy boys!
Relaxing by the lake

The boys help prepare for tour season and test the playground equipment at the dairy. . .


Jack testing the tractor and corn planter
Garrett and Jack on the tire mountain in front of the milking parlor
Tough Jack
Garrett mowing the parking lot preparing for our visitors this week
Jack with farm cat Peaches

I hope to be sharing pictures of field work soon! Northeast Ohio has experienced lots of rain in recent weeks. It’s been too wet to get into the fields to prepare for planting crops. I’m looking forward to some dry weather this week.

May Activities: 4-H, Lake Erie & the Farm

The first weeks of May have been full of activity. As I shared in my last two blogs, we’ve been busy constructing an on-farm creamery and preparing the farm for dairy tour season. We also have two boys that are involved in a variety of activities.

My oldest son, Garrett, and I participated in Ohio 4-H Dairy Palooza with the Geauga Dairymen 4-H Club. . .

Members of the Geauga Dairymen 4-H Club (Garrett is in the gray sweatshirt)
Dairy 4-H members learn about reproduction and breeding
They made ice cream using liquid nitrigen
Geauga Dairymen (Garrett is in the top row on the right)

 
My husband, Lad, and son, Garrett, enjoy some downtime with a bonfire in the yard. . .


On Mother’s Day, my sons and I visited Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve on Lake Erie. . .

Jack and Garrett walking on the trail to the lake
Exploring the beach
Crazy boys!
Relaxing by the lake

The boys help prepare for tour season and test the playground equipment at the dairy. . .


Jack testing the tractor and corn planter
Garrett and Jack on the tire mountain in front of the milking parlor
Tough Jack
Garrett mowing the parking lot preparing for our visitors this week
Jack with farm cat Peaches

I hope to be sharing pictures of field work soon! Northeast Ohio has experienced lots of rain in recent weeks. It’s been too wet to get into the fields to prepare for planting crops. I’m looking forward to some dry weather this week.

Farm Week in Pictures 4/30/2014

Been a slow last week here from the crop standpoint.  Received 2.5-4.5 inches of rain last week and started off Monday and Tuesday both with rain and another 1/2 inch.  We have around 375 acres of corn in the ground and are ready to roll on both corn and soybeans at the same time here […]

Selecting 4-H Animals

We recently selected the calves and heifers that will go to the Geauga County Fair this August. Lad, the boys and I walked through the pens to pick eye-catching animals that are the right age. It was a fun activity on a sunny, spring day. Jack showing …

Selecting 4-H Animals

We recently selected the calves and heifers that will go to the Geauga County Fair this August. Lad, the boys and I walked through the pens to pick eye-catching animals that are the right age. It was a fun activity on a sunny, spring day. Jack showing …