Saturday, January 7, 2017

Winter weather

We've had a cold start to the winter with freezing rain expected later today.  The cows don't seem to mind... because it's the only time they get a little grain!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family... from all of us here at the farm.
Here's to good health, good food, family, and friends.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Beef for sale

We now have 1/2 of a beef available for purchase... sold as either a 1/4 or 1/2. Butcher date has been set.  This steer is 1/4 Angus and 3/4 Highland.

**UPDATE: WE ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT FOR 2016.  If you are interested in beef, please contact us and we can put your name on the list for next Fall.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hay day!

Last week our hay was finally cut after all of the wet weather we had this spring, but once it was down the forecast was starting to look wet again later in the week.  The hay guy raked it a few times and got it baled.  Luckily it stayed nice until it was all in the barn, and the next morning we woke up to rain.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Halter training... day 1

Halter training has started for the oldest heifer born this Spring.  Not sure she liked it much, but her mama and papa are both very calm and like to be scratched so it will just take time.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Temporary fencing vs. bull

What happens when our bull tries to eat the grass on the other side of a temporary hot wire fence?  He somehow manages to get the fiberglass pole with a small wire clip stuck in his hair... runs through the pasture like a crazy bull... cowards by his girls until hubby takes it off!
We were out moving irrigation and watched the whole thing... it was pretty funny.  More importantly, maybe he learned his lesson and won't be sticking his head through the fence anymore!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Milking Highland Cattle

A few days ago I was worried that our new calf was only nursing on one side of her mama's udder.  So we put Mama cow in the squeeze shoot and milked her out on the other side to make sure her teats were small enough for her calf to suckle.  She didn't mind at all and I got a half gallon of fresh milk.

I made some fresh yogurt, thanks to a recipe from The Prairie Homestead.  Super simple to do, I made it in the evening, used my oven's proofing setting overnight, and woke up to homemade yogurt.  Yum!