The Devil Doves have released their 2nd album Also Playing and are actively touring throughout Ohio; surprising and delighting audiences at taverns and festivals with their energetic live performances and creative songwriting. The new batch of songs picks up where their well acclaimed self-titled debut record leaves off, focusing on the gruff, reflective lyrics of Junior Kauffman and the groove laid down by Kyle “Headband” Davis on the cajon and Rev. Rico “Thunderstorm” Nassau on the bass. The addition of Jeff Straw’s keyboard on Also Playing completes the sound; filling the spaces in-between the beats with catchy organ riffs and improvised piano prowess. The 11-song sophomore effort highlights a tight sound with angelic harmonies over a rough and tumble skeleton.
September 20 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Celebrate Ohio’s Freshwater Shrimp Harvest! Get your fill of mouth-watering seafood selections while enjoying a live music stage, multiple vendors, games and activities for the whole family. Explore live displays of fish, frogs, turtles and other native critters. Swing by the fish farm market for a taste of gourmet smoked trout products. Participate in the Trout Feeding Frenzy, sand castle play zone and our famous sturgeon pool, where you can pet Ohio’s largest native fish. Take home a souvenir t-shirt and enjoy the country atmosphere at the farm! Freshly harvested shrimp will be for sale beginning Saturday morning.
Come join us for our June Taste of Ohio Saturday featuring products produced in Ohio! Our theme this month is Shrimp and Waffles, featuring locally made syrup! Enter the raffle for a bottle of syrup supplied by Wishwell Farms.
On Saturday, June 22nd, from 7-9 pm, Daniel Dye and the Middle Road Band will be performing at Freshwater Farms of Ohio.
Daniel Dye, an “extraordinary singer-songwriter” (Buckeye Music Magazine), and co-founder of Madden Road Music Fest, was born and raised in rural Ohio, although the last decade has found him working, traveling, and playing music throughout Europe and Asia.
He plays the guitar, banjo, and harmonica, and is sometimes accompanied by the Miller Road Band, Sister Sarah, or other members of his family. The classically-trained Miller Road Band, Dye’s nephews and nieces, add the violin, viola, cello, melodica, mandolin and harmonies to create a “heartwarming and soulful…rich Bluegrass sound” to Dye’s “powerful short stories through simply beautiful lyrics” (WYSO 91.3).
His songs have been described anywhere from “Americana/Folk/Roots” that “takes you back in time”(Buckeye Music Magazine), to “lovely folk-clad rural reflections” (Columbus Underground), to “thoroughly organic and full of soul” (Tuned Up), to “morbid troubadour folk” (Poptek Recs).
Every August Dye gathers with family, friends, musicians, artists, and many, many others on his family farm for the annual Madden Road Music Fest. The ninth festival will take place on August 17, 2019.
Come join us for our May Taste of Ohio Saturday featuring products produced in Ohio! Our theme this month is “Support Your Local Dairy Farmer” and features products from Young’s Jersey Dairy, Woodruff Jersey Farm, Blue Jacket Dairy and of course Freshwater Farms of Ohio. Visit us to try free samples of ice cream from Young’s, cheeses from Young’s and Blue Jacket and milkshakes made from Young’s dairy ice cream and Woodruff’s whole milk. Stop in for more details!
Come join us for our April Taste of Ohio Saturday featuring products produced in Ohio! It is sponsored by Bellisari’s and features their spreads and sauces as well as products from North High Brewing Company and Bokes Creek Winery. Visit us to try free samples provided by Bellisari, North High Brewing Bokes Creek Winery and of course Freshwater Farms of Ohio. Stop in for more details!
March 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Mystick Krewe of Cochon is having an end of Mardi Gras Ball hosted by Governor Fayette Warren & his wife, Raylene. There are lots of surprises planned so you absolutely MUST attend!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to solve a murder (or two)…Are you up to the challenge?
We’re taking you back in time to 1857 New Orleans during Mardi Gras. We want you to be fully involved in the murder mystery so please come in costume & in character! It’s optional of course, but it will enhance your whole experience. Use your imagination and get ready to play!
Who among you will become a cold-blooded killer? A victim?
Be warned and beware, it could be the person standing right next to you!
Cost: $40 per person or $75 per couple
Includes: 3 course meal & entertainment; Cash bar optional
February 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
When: Friday, February 15th from 6-8pm
Cost: $15 per person which includes all food; $1 tasting tickets
Five course tasting & Winter Wine Sampling
Beer by Southern Tier Brewery of Cleveland.
Call now to make your reservation!
Hi, this is Ben with Freshwater Farms of Ohio and WaterSmith Systems.
One common question I get from our customers in colder climates is about winter care for their WaterSmith pond fountain, and other types of surface fountains and aerators. The two basic options are to remove the fountain from the pond, or to run it continuously all winter long.
If you want to run your WaterSmith fountain in the winter, we recommend removing the nozzle pattern from the top of the fountain, which will give you a lower, heavy column of water. This will reduce exposure to the cold air and reduce mist to prevent ice build-up on the top of the fountain.
If your fountain stops operating for an extended period of time, for example during a power outage, the water inside the top of the fountain nozzle may freeze and prevent water from coming out. At this point, you will probably have to wait for some warmer, sunny days to thaw the ice enouh for the water to start coming through, which should melt the rest of the ice blockage fairly quickly.
The benefits of keeping your fountain going through the winter is keeping an opening in the ice, allowing for oxygenation of the pond to protect your fish, and providing an area of open water for waterfowl to remain and stay protected from predators.
On behalf of WaterSmith and Freshwater Farms of Ohio, we encourage you to look for more of our postings on information and tips about your pond, and wish you a blessed and safe winter. See you next time!