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  1. (Backyard) Bird is the Word- Raise Your Own Little Chicks

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/backyard-bird-word-raise-your-own-little-chicks

    interest in backyard poultry flocks. Quite frankly, I am a huge fan of the gig – fresh eggs, roaster ... chicken (if meat birds are your thing), and of course, colorful birds plucking around the coop or yard. In ... a rural setting, having backyard birds isn’t an issue. However, if you’re in an urban or suburban area, ...

  2. Packing School Lunches for Picky Eaters

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/packing-school-lunches-picky-eaters

    and avoid. Try to get every food group in a healthy packed lunch. The food groups are vegetables, ... one thing on the plate your child likes in addition to the other foods served to everyone. Don’t force ... eater. Involve children in meal planning and preparation.  Look through recipes together and be willing ...

  3. Upcoming Ag Events

    https://wayne.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/upcoming-ag-events

    College” is coming to Wayne County! Are you interested in learning how to make the most of a few acres? If ... 2:30 PM RSVP at morrow.ofbf.org or 419-747-7488 by July 31, 2021   Composting in Ohio and Beyond: ... two unique facilities. Video footage will show sites in operation from the ground and above. Facility ...

  4. Summer of Cicadas Art Project Update

    https://hamilton.osu.edu/news/summer-cicadas-art-project-update

    role in our ecosystem.   Far from dormant, these flying insects emerge periodically and provide a show ... the Fairgrounds in Carthage. The event will run from August 12-15, 2021 and will feature 4-H displays ... from youth throughout Hamilton County.   To see the Cicada Art in person visit the Hamilton County Fair ...

  5. Cincinnati Buckeye Run 2021 Registration Open

    https://hamilton.osu.edu/news/cincinnati-buckeye-run-2021-registration-open

    of our volunteers and partners, Hamilton County 4-H served nearly 4000 youth in 2019. We have not ... been immune to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, help us continue to serve more youth in 2021! We ... encourage you to participate in this event and show your support for 4-H through: Donating Checking out ...

  6. Rain, Rain, Go Away, Right On Down the Ditch and Drain

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/rain-rain-go-away-righto-down-ditch-and-drain

    I talked with reported no less than 2 inches of rain in a day of torrential downpours. For a 10-acre farm, ... rolling downhill into a drainage ditch, or if you are one of the unlucky ones, a self-made lake in the ... you may be thinking of – they are black corrugated plastic pipe ranging from 3” to 18” in diameter. ...

  7. Easy Home Food Preservation

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/easy-home-food-preservation

    Interested in preserving foods at home but don’t know where to start? You might be surprised to ... spacing the herbs out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about ... cover with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil or water and freeze. Once frozen, the herbs can be stored in ...

  8. Green Umbrella awarded a USDA Farm to School

    https://hamilton.osu.edu/news/green-umbrella-awarded-usda-farm-school

    to launch #FeedOurFuture and impact students across the Greater Cincinnati region, in collaboration ... for two years to use FOF branded materials and visual components in partnership with participating ... counties served by Green Umbrella in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana." “Helping schools expand access to ...

  9. Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me. Or My Cows!

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/shoo-fly-dont-bother-me-or-my-cows

    – whether it is dairy or beef or in confinement or on pasture. So, in summary, be vigilant in your pest ... Farming in the winter is usually not a livestock producer’s favorite time of the year. But, if ... compared to when those same critters burst forth in full swing come summer. Flies, mosquitoes, and biting ...

  10. Making Time for Family Vacations

    https://wayne.osu.edu/news/making-time-family-vacations

    mind and/or approach about taking time away from work. There is stress involved in getting ready for ... clear and details for projects in place.  At home, there’s always the list of what’s needed for the ... it’s fun for everyone.  The planning is part of the joy in the journey- watch movies of sites you’d ...

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