By Kyle Sharp
It’s a horror story often heard within the agricultural community. Land next to a working farm is sold to non-farmers who move in from town and start complaining about the equipment, noise and periodic aromas that come with the rural landscape.
Fortunately, the Boyert family of Seville in Medina County has not had that problem.
In fact, when Don Diefendorff and his wife, Beth, purchased the old farmhouse and 6 acres across the road from the Boyerts in 2004 and moved from near Akron, Diefendorff quickly became a friend and extra farmhand.
“Shortly after moving in, he came over and introduced himself to us,” said Matt Boyert, 25, the second-oldest of six children raised by Mike and Patti Boyert. “Since making our acquaintance, he has readily come over and assisted us with our outside chores. He has even reached a point where he has helped pull a couple of calves and came over to watch a veterinarian perform a C-section.”… Continue reading