Happy Birthday, Mom 2012

Today is my Mom’s birthday.She is the baby pictured with her sister. In 1993 I was asked to write a poem for a Mother-Daughter Banquet at our church. It was a big congregation and quite an honor to be asked to be on that program. My friends had le…

Daily Farmer December 18, 2012

Life, Emotion, Loss, Renewal   With the Sandy Hook Elementary School loss dominating headlines I can’t help but think how people say food is emotional. Life is emotional. Does that make it invalid? No! We have loss,… Read More! Adventure at the Auction Last week, Lad and I went to a farm auction in Holmes County, Ohio. The Miller Farmwas selling dairy cattle, equipment and feed. We were in the market for corn silage sodecided to attend the… Read More! Bringing in the Christmas Tree It’s time to bring the Christmas tree into the house. We put up a fresh tree and we want it smelling fresh for Christmas. I let the tree seller pick out the tree. He had time for special attention to… Read More! Monday Music – Love’s The Only House There’s a lot of good music, and other entertainment, out there. It often gets overrun with negative, so we’ll share a little of it here and there. Kicking it off – Martina… Read More! Daily Farmer December 17, 2012 Calling the Saddle Horses to Oats Here’s me the other day calling the saddle horses in. They love their oats! I’m pretty sure a horse would sell […]

Life, Emotion, Loss, Renewal

  With the Sandy Hook Elementary School loss dominating headlines I can’t help but think how people say food is emotional. Life is emotional. Does that make it invalid? No! We have loss, we find renewal and as survivors we go on. We pay tribute, wipe tears, evaluate and go on. One year ago Dr. […]

Adventure at the Auction

Last week, Lad and I went to a farm auction in Holmes County, Ohio. The Miller Farm
was selling dairy cattle, equipment and feed. We were in the market for corn silage so
decided to attend the auction.

Sign advertising the auction
The Miller Farm
The equipment for sale

There was a big crowd at the auction – I estimate about 450 people. . . .

There were plenty of people bidding on the equipment
After the equipment and feed sold, 135 cows were sold

Lad examines the corn silage for sale. . . .

Lad checks out the corn silage
Lad by the silo filled with silage

We purchased some corn silage. Lad will travel to this farm two or three times each week to pick up a load of silage. Then he’ll bring it back to our farm to feed our cows.

Me at the Miller Farm

Traveling back home, we passed some interesting sights. . . .

A Mail Pouch Tobacco barn on Route 62 outside of Danville, OH

These Mail Pouch advertisements were painted on thousands of barns in the Midwest and East Coast in the early to mid 1900’s.

Traveling along Route 62 near Danville, we came across Ohio’s longest covered bridge. . . .

Me at the covered bridge

When driving through Millersburg, Ohio, we passed the historic Holmes County Courthouse, built between 1884-1886. . . .

 We also passed one of Ohio’s Bicentennial barns. To celebrate Ohio’s 200th anniversary as a state, one barn in each of Ohio’s 88 counties was painted with the bicentennial logo. The project began in 1997 and was complete in September 2002. . . .

This is the Bicentennial barn in Holmes County, Ohio

Lad and I enjoyed our day at the auction and savored the beauty of rural Ohio on a sunny winter day.

Adventure at the Auction

Last week, Lad and I went to a farm auction in Holmes County, Ohio. The Miller Farm
was selling dairy cattle, equipment and feed. We were in the market for corn silage so
decided to attend the auction.

Sign advertising the auction
The Miller Farm
The equipment for sale

There was a big crowd at the auction – I estimate about 450 people. . . .

There were plenty of people bidding on the equipment
After the equipment and feed sold, 135 cows were sold

Lad examines the corn silage for sale. . . .

Lad checks out the corn silage
Lad by the silo filled with silage

We purchased some corn silage. Lad will travel to this farm two or three times each week to pick up a load of silage. Then he’ll bring it back to our farm to feed our cows.

Me at the Miller Farm

Traveling back home, we passed some interesting sights. . . .

A Mail Pouch Tobacco barn on Route 62 outside of Danville, OH

These Mail Pouch advertisements were painted on thousands of barns in the Midwest and East Coast in the early to mid 1900’s.

Traveling along Route 62 near Danville, we came across Ohio’s longest covered bridge. . . .

Me at the covered bridge

When driving through Millersburg, Ohio, we passed the historic Holmes County Courthouse, built between 1884-1886. . . .

 We also passed one of Ohio’s Bicentennial barns. To celebrate Ohio’s 200th anniversary as a state, one barn in each of Ohio’s 88 counties was painted with the bicentennial logo. The project began in 1997 and was complete in September 2002. . . .

This is the Bicentennial barn in Holmes County, Ohio

Lad and I enjoyed our day at the auction and savored the beauty of rural Ohio on a sunny winter day.

Adventure at the Auction

Last week, Lad and I went to a farm auction in Holmes County, Ohio. The Miller Farm
was selling dairy cattle, equipment and feed. We were in the market for corn silage so
decided to attend the auction.

Sign advertising the auction
The Miller Farm
The equipment for sale

There was a big crowd at the auction – I estimate about 450 people. . . .

There were plenty of people bidding on the equipment
After the equipment and feed sold, 135 cows were sold

Lad examines the corn silage for sale. . . .

Lad checks out the corn silage
Lad by the silo filled with silage

We purchased some corn silage. Lad will travel to this farm two or three times each week to pick up a load of silage. Then he’ll bring it back to our farm to feed our cows.

Me at the Miller Farm

Traveling back home, we passed some interesting sights. . . .

A Mail Pouch Tobacco barn on Route 62 outside of Danville, OH

These Mail Pouch advertisements were painted on thousands of barns in the Midwest and East Coast in the early to mid 1900’s.

Traveling along Route 62 near Danville, we came across Ohio’s longest covered bridge. . . .

Me at the covered bridge

When driving through Millersburg, Ohio, we passed the historic Holmes County Courthouse, built between 1884-1886. . . .

 We also passed one of Ohio’s Bicentennial barns. To celebrate Ohio’s 200th anniversary as a state, one barn in each of Ohio’s 88 counties was painted with the bicentennial logo. The project began in 1997 and was complete in September 2002. . . .

This is the Bicentennial barn in Holmes County, Ohio

Lad and I enjoyed our day at the auction and savored the beauty of rural Ohio on a sunny winter day.