Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sparty gets a new home

Our bull Sparticus got a new home this week. He'll have a large pasture to roam in and some new ladies!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aeromotor Windmill

We finally got the old windmill from my Grandparent's homestead installed on our farm.  My husband had to completely rebuild the inner workings and a new tower, but the rest is original.  My mom and uncle remember it as kids pumping water for their cow trough. 

My dad brought over his versa-lift to hoist it up on the tower, along with help from a few others.

Monday, July 24, 2017

4 days old and playful

This little calf had us worried because Mama didn't seem to have enough milk in her udder. I was ready to bottle feed, but really didn't want to intervene unless necessary. We've been keeping a close eye on him, and I'm feeling much better after watching him romp around this evening. A big thank you to everyone that offered advise!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The last calf of the season

In sticking with the naming convention of the American Highland Cattle Association, (which by the way really helps) all of our calves this year start with the letter 'F'. So without further ado, I introduce Flank, joining his half sisters Fuschia and Fiona.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hay in the barn

Hottest weekend of the year... must be time to do hay!

A miserable 100 degrees last Sunday while we bucked hay for ourselves and friends, about 26 tons worth total.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

More leash time

We've been trying to spend a lot of time grooming and walking our new bull Henry and our yearling Emma.

Both are doing well.

Emma's been spending lots of time with her goat family.

She enjoys their scratching brush.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Henry meets the ladies

After spending a week in the weaning pen by himself, Henry was more then ready to meet the ladies today.