Monthly Archives: December 2015

December 24 2015

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Christmas has always been a special time in my life, fifteen years ago, December 23rd Sandy and I were married in our tiny snow covered country church, the catalyst for everything we have right now. As Christmas eve draws near, we bask in the energy and excitement brought upon us letting those small moments count.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas,one of our house hold Christmas cartoon favourites

December 23 2015

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This tractor runs all day everyday mixing specific rations feeding the cattle. We feed a corn silage based ration mixed with distilled protein concentrate, milled barley, ground straw, vit and minerals according to each group’s dietary needs. Shifting our farm to a TMR feeding program has brought cost savings, time savings and improved herd health which has directly translated into $$$!…and the cattle love it

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Remaking the livestocks bedding after last nights dusting of snow. Today and tomorrow we worked to prep the yard so we can run a few slack days through Christmas.

December 22 2015

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It looks like this season is going to be one of my high turn over seasons. Two staffers are coming back next season out of 5-6. These kids actually impress me, using my apiary job as a stepping stone to build work place experience and earn CASH! It’s interesting to watch them put together their game plan while working here.
It’s going to be another training year!

Looking for 2-3 highly motivated hard working individuals to assist the honey harvest on a 1200 hive apiary. Able to work in heat and MUST be comfortable working around honeybees ( might take a sting once and a while ).
Start July 1, ends September labour day weekend. 8-5, a few Saturday’s
Starting wage $12, $14 with experienced
Send resumes; attention Ian Steppler
www.stepplerfarms@hotmail.com

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December 20 2015

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Sweeping out the last of the old flat bottoms, the grain is either being shipped off to finish up our December contracts or the grain is being brought back home for safe storage. Our farm has just invested in buying more on farm grain storage which will eliminate the need to use all of these old satellite grain storage bins. Our new on farm storage bins allow us to precisely control storage conditions which help lock in harvest quality and gives us the immediate return that in turn builds the new bins. It is quite the game we play…

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