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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Introducing Henry

Introducing the newest addition to our farm, Fat Cow Henry. Yes that's his official registered name, and after a few days on a nice green pasture he is living up to it! He's halter trained and is enjoying being brushed.

We our very excited to have a new bull after deciding to start switching back to registered stock. It was a very hard decision since we had a very nice looking bull with a great temperament. We are still hoping to find a good home for that one, otherwise he'll be hamburger for us.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Newborn calf

I checked on Mama cow before I left to run a few errands yesterday, no eminent signs of labor (or so I thought). When I got home two hours later there was a new fur ball in the pasture.

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.