Hoping we miss March’s lion

March has arrived; the days are longer and the sun is warmer. We slowly are putting winter behind us.
Still, I was on the phone Monday with many from the west and it sounded like March’s lion was hitting them quite hard.
I’m crossing my fingers that we miss it.
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Marlee didn’t have a baby-sitter on Friday so my boyfriend/partner picked her up after work Thursday night. Good thing, too—she helped connect the Internet to the barn.
While we finished up chores, she was able to find the wire with her little fingers and pull it through the wall.
“Marlee, did you do that?” my mom asked. Her quick response was, “Well, there was no one else here!”
Then I spent the next four hours on the phone while someone from the Philippines was trying to allow remote access from the barn to my iPhone and iPad. After all of that, it sounds like the type of Internet I have will not allow this to happen remotely—only while I’m at home!
Marlee was disappointed after a long day of working and waiting!
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My adopted heifer that came over from Cornell Farms to raise one of our twins was released from the barn Monday.
She and the steer calf have adopted each other quite nicely. It will be interesting to see if he visits his real mom now that he is out again.
He was happy to get out and join his other calf friends, and run and play, and she quickly was trying to keep up. It always seems that in situations like this, they tend to love their babies more than normal.
So at his point I’m up two calves and one cow!
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Cornell Farms has entered their 50th year of bull selling. Stay tuned for details on “Name that Bull Contest” to celebrate this great accomplishment!
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Deb Cornell is looking for more vendors for the upcoming season at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market in Fort Frances.
If you are interested or have any questions, give her a call at 486-3409.
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The local Christian Farmers’ Association is holding its annual meeting this Saturday (March 9) at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The guest speaker is Harm Sikkinga, a dairy farmer from White Mouth, Man.