Stories by Travis Loudin

Team Bill

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Katrina Brye of Winona, Ohio, is a member of Team Bill at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Team Bill is in charge of caring for the Navy’s mascot, an Angora goat named Bill. Brye, now a first class officer, is a former Columbiana County 4-H’er and her farm background made her a good […]

Picking Pumpkins

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ben and Lauren Slanker of Canfield, Ohio, had fun picking the perfect pumpkins at Catalpa Grove Farm and Market in Columbiana. The only rule for pumpkin picking that day was that Ben and Lauren had to be able to carry their selections back to the car.

The Great Debate

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Since it’s an election year, Mike and Linda Dussel of Dussel Farm in Brimfield, Ohio, have created a mock debate about pumpkins and cornstalks with John McCain and Barack Obama.

Mowing the Lawn

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kathy Breychak of Columbia Station, Ohio, says her grass-powered lawn mowers are the perfect way to keep the yard tidy all summer long.

Send us your photos

Thursday, October 9, 2008

We promise we’re not using this page to shamelessly promote ourselves, although the gal smooching the cow here is a reporter at Farm and Dairy. We aren’t getting a lot of response to our request for photos, so this is a cry for help. If you’d rather see YOUR picture here, send it our way. […]

Young Reader

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Amy and Leonard Rusnah of Hubbard, Ohio, said their son, Jackson, is a big fan of Farm and Dairy.

Three Generations

Thursday, September 25, 2008

It’s rare to see three generations working in the same field at the same time. In this picture, it’s dad Rick Weber on the left, son Garret Weber in the middle and grandpa Dick Weber running the rake on the right. This moment was captured Aug. 21 at Pleasant View Farms in Grove City, Pa.

Small is Beautiful

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Becky Zeune keeps about 20 miniature horses, a couple of donkeys and two lambs on her farm near Danville, Ohio. She said they are economical and easy to train — the adult horses are broke to drive and children can ride any of them. Arthur Bolduc snapped this photo while on a visit at the […]

All dressed up

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Christopher Brocious of Canfield snapped this photo of Autumn Reed and her pygmy goat, Tiger Lilly. The pair took first place in the junior fair goat costume competition at the 2008 Canfield Fair. Autumn was the “Dairy Queen” leading her Holstein-costumed Tiger Lilly.

Nap Time

Friday, September 5, 2008

Photographer Ken Kahlbaugh spotted this sleepy bunch at the Washington County Fair. Clearly, all the excitement made these little guys tired.

Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thirty-seven runners participated in a 5K Aug. 17 to raise money for the Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership. The race was held during the Mineral City Party in the Park. The overall female winner was Courtney Oliver, 14, at 22:04, while the overall male winner was Sean Jones, 16, at 17:06 Age class winners: 14 […]

Great Growing

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It’s been a tremendous growing season for the Podojil Family in Twinsburg, Ohio. The PVC pipe shown in the picture is 10 feet long and you can see that the sunflowers stretch the entire length of the pipe. The Podojils also have some sweet corn that is just as impressive as these flowers.

Checking the corn

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Karoline Kreider of Seville, Ohio, is checking out her dad’s corn crop. We know the old “knee high by the Fourth of July” saying, but now we’re wondering: Whose knee?

Antique Fun

Thursday, August 7, 2008

It was a good day for a drive at the Stark Antique Power Equipment Show July 20. Chris Kocher of Wooster, Ohio, (left) on a Farmall Super M and Sam Gerber of Creston, Ohio, on a John Deere 830 found lots of ways to have fun.

Three Little Pigs

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Kathy Breychak of Columbia Station, Ohio, purchased these friendly pigs a few years ago. It didn’t take long for them to warm up to their new home or the idea of becoming photogenic “hams.”

Lonely Worker

Thursday, July 24, 2008

This photo, snapped by Judy Crilley, took first place in the 2007 Huff Run Watershed amateur photo contest. The contest is designed to highlight nature in the watershed, which is a small area from Mineral City (easter Tuscarawas County) to state Route 171 (western Carroll County).

Princess and the Pauper

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The large animal costume contest was held at the Harrison County Fair July 12. The award for most outstanding costume went to Samantha Craig, 12, a member of Buckeye Farmers 4-H club. She and her calf dressed as the Princess and the Pauper. The Harrison County Dairy Board presented a $50 award to Craig for […]

Checking out the corn

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Analese and Gidget Marrison checked out this corn field July 4. It belongs to their great uncle — Robert Marrison of New Lyme Township in Ashtabula County, Ohio. This corn was waist high in spite of this year’s wet and crazy growing season.

This Little Piggy

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Harrison County 4-H’er Sara Shuss tempts her market hog, Delilah, with a marshmallow.

Dog Days of Summer

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wayne and Teresa Queen of Mansfield, Ohio, said their Australian Shepherd, Duke, knows all about the dog days of summer. As soon as the temperature starts to rise each day, Duke heads for the barn and sits in front of the fan that’s set up for the hogs.


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