Friday, May 19, 2017

Farm pictures and happenings

The grass is growing faster then the cows can keep up.


The new chicks are getting big, and all the chickens are anxious to get out into their new run.  They've been cooped up for too long. 


We've created a new chicken/calf weaning paddock that's almost ready. The new grass is growing, and we just have to add a bit of chicken fencing to the gates so that they don't escape where our dog can play with them​. The chickens have a small door from their coop that opens up into a barn stall attached to the new pasture. 


Mama cow Agnes is enjoying the barn and fresh grass with her girls.  Fiona was born last month, and Emma was born in 2016. We decided to keep Emma as a replacement heifer and replace our bull this year. She has great potential, and her coat coloring is beautiful.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Bull for sale

We have decided it's time to switch the genetics in our herd, so we are selling our bull.  We would like to see him go to a nice farm.  He is an unregistered purebred Highland bull, born December 2010.  He has beautiful red coloring with slight brindling, great temperament, and loves being scratched.  He has sired lots of nice calves for us.  We are asking $1300.  Contact us if you would like more details on his pedigree.




NWHCA meeting update

It was nice meeting so many Highland enthusiasts at the annual Northwest Highland Cattle Association meeting. It's always interesting to hear other's stories of how they got started and where they are today. 

A big thanks to the hosting farm as well. Their farm and cows were beautiful... and their living room was very comfortable as we watched the rain and hail come down outside!

I look forward to next year's meeting, and hope we can fit it in our busy schedule.




Friday, May 5, 2017

Cow walks

Out for an evening walk with Emma... pretty sure the neighbors think it's a little strange.



Saturday, April 29, 2017

Nursing calf video

Here's a short video of our first calf Fiona nursing, hopefully it works. This mama cow always has more than enough milk for her calves, and you can easily milk her. Fiona is doing great. Still waiting on our others. Guess I missed their gestation dates by a month!

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