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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Whitko High School Reunions

Whitko High School Reunions

Thank you Whitko High School Class of 2007 for having your 10 year reunion at the Eel River Bison Ranch.  We want to say thank you to all the other class reunions we have had in most recent years here at the Ranch.  Whitko Class of 1986 and Whitko Class of 1976.   We really enjoy meeting all of you and having a great place here in South Whitley that is convenient for all of you to get together and see friends from years past.  Being a little selfish, having your reunions here is a great way for us to meet more of you who are from the community or perhaps are still here in South Whitley.  Being that I, Eric, graduated from South Bend John Adams class of 1984 and my wife Tonya Graduated from Fort Wayne,  Wayne High School in 1986 we now call South Whitley HOME.  We love it here and our kids live in Whitley County.  We are thankful they stayed close.  We look forward to seeing all of you again in increments of five years.  LOL! 

By |July 29th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

To Mow or Not to Mow

The spring of 2017 led us to plant new pasture on the NW side of the property; approximately 19 acres in all. We finalized seeding and thanks to a nice damp spring the grass grew! We are very thankful for the abundant growth, but the weeds made their appearance this summer. In an effort to keep the pasture looking good and allow the bison to graze the new grass we took to mowing early June. We still had plenty of cool rainy days ahead so we were not too worried about the grass getting heat burnt and dying by July or August when it normally stops raining for several weeks straight. Today, July 16, we took a look at the forecast and it showed rain later today and possibly some rain on and off during the week. We figured, great, a little rain, cool temps and it won’t shock the new grass once we mowed the weeds. So we took off to mow down the weed growth. Set the height on the mower deck at about 8 inches so as not to disrupt the new pasture grass. After a couple hours the pasture is looking great! Now we see the forecast changed to high of 86 today  and no rain when it was supposed to be 78 with possible rain. Oh well, it’s mowed. Now we hope for the best and the new grass survives.

By |July 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|