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We’re staying busy at the Christmas tree farm

We are having a BIG year at the family Christmas tree farm in Hancock County. Despite the cold and windy weather this year, we have been very busy cutting down Christmas trees. In the recent blizzard conditions we were still fairly busy. My daughter got to cut down her first tree this season. My 1-year-old [...]

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Let’s talk turkey

My daughter and her friend got to “meet” our Thanksgiving turkey at the Fairfield County Fair in October. This monster bird looked good in feathers and it will look even better on the table. After being dressed, it came in at a whopping 40 pounds. The lady on the turkey-cooking hotline was stumped and thought [...]

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Let's talk turkey

My daughter and her friend got to “meet” our Thanksgiving turkey at the Fairfield County Fair in October. This monster bird looked good in feathers and it will look even better on the table. After being dressed, it came in at a whopping 40 pounds. The lady on the turkey-cooking hotline was stumped and thought [...]

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Get your copy of the history of animal sciences at OSU

By Matt Reese In 2007, I had the opportunity to take on a new project documenting the history of the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University. The project has been humbling and rewarding as I have gotten to interview and work with some truly fantastc people. The book has been completed just [...]

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Lunch spot provides entertainment for a buck

After a morning of work at my family’s Christmas tree farm during the spring planting and summer shearing season, we occasionally go to a local hot spot with great food. Luke’s Bar in nearby Bluffton has a great selection of sandwiches, salads and sides. Recently, the establishment had an unexpected after dinner guest. Here is [...]

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Baby donkey

The female baby donkey was born a few days ago on my parents’ farm in NW Ohio. They are mostly legs when they are little. My daughter was pretty excited about this new arrival.

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Full of hot air

Our three-year daughter loves hot-air balloons and she constantly scans the sky for them. The other night we were outdoors doing the chores when she spotted not one, but two. Much to her elation, one of them flew right over our house. It was close enough that we could easily see the flames heating the [...]

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Ladies lead and Mac at the Fairfield County Fair

In her first ever ladies lead competition, our daughter Campbell, three, won her class. She led her ewe “Mac” for the competition and we are proud parents. We had an interesting summer leading Mac down the road, providing plenty of entertainment for our neighbors. My wife and Campbell did all the hard work, I just [...]

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Feeding Farmers in the Field- Hohenbrink Farms

This Friday for Feeding Farmers in the Field we headed to the farm of Dale and Don Hohenbrink. The two brothers farm together, but both hold off farm jobs. Don is a CPA and Dale works at Proctor and Gamble. They both live outside of Columbus Grove, but the farm we met them for lunch [...]

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Feeding Farmers in the Field-Bambauer Farms

The second stop on the Ohio Ag Net/T102 Feeding Farmers in the Field tour was Bambauer Farms outside of New Knoxville. If that name sounds familiar its because they’re also own and operate Bambauer Equipment, selling manure handling equipment. Dale and I met Doug and Dave at the bean field and after analyzing conditions in [...]

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