This is the sweetest pair EVER!!! I am very hopeful that milking will go well once I start doing it this weekend. I gave Bessie super good scratches and ran my hand over her udder. She started spraying milk from her back teats within three seconds. It was a LOT OF milk, too! She is … Continue reading I’m so in love!
Month: September 2015
More fence getting started
When you are trying to build a farm, you can never have too much fence. It is just a fact of life. It is as sure as the sun and the moon and the stars that as soon as you think you have enough fence, you will realize you absolutely do not and have to … Continue reading More fence getting started
Striving Acres proudly announces…
Striving Acres proudly announces Bindi born September 22, 2015 at 4:56 p.m., @ 45 lbs After much back and forth discussion, Ted and I finally settled on the name Bindi as a tribute to the late and great Steve Irwin (1962 - 2006). He was an animal lover, a wildlife expert, a conservationist, and he was … Continue reading Striving Acres proudly announces…
Wooly worm winter
There's a piece of Appalachian folklore floating around that says the colors of the wooly worm predict how winter will go. I believe it to be fact. My Grampa Eddie told me all about it as a child, and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, due to years of "reading" them, that the … Continue reading Wooly worm winter
We can’t get enough of the baby!!!
We're trying to be respectful of Bessie and her new baby (still unnamed), and we're trying to give them space, but it's JUST.SO.HARD! Ted checked on her this morning while I worked. Bessie doesn't want us to touch her so she puts herself between us and the baby. Gramma checked on her from across the … Continue reading We can’t get enough of the baby!!!
BESSIE HAD HER CALF!!!
Ted moved Beef and Bessie last night into the paddock (which now opens into the huge new fenced three acres). This morning, Bessie acted "off". She didn't eat much, and she seemed restless. Gramma said she was sure today would be birthing day. We checked on her many times today; about eleven this morning, she … Continue reading BESSIE HAD HER CALF!!!
The goal for the day was to get the trailer down to the feed store to get it weighed and then over to the license bureau to get tags on it. Unfortunately, the trailer was not willing to cooperate with this plan. First Ted had fenced the trailer in with the cattle so I had … Continue reading Mr. Fix-It
This used to be our fish pond, but it flooded during the summer so the last fish was scooped out and placed into our swimming pool with the ones from the winter (when the ice topped the pond and caused the big fish to die). Now it's a frog pond! There are five big frogs … Continue reading Frog pond
Blueberries are soooo good!
I have wanted blueberry bushes forever for our farm. I finally decided that this is the year to plant them. We bought one from Rural King, and it is an Elliott blueberry bush. We are going to buy two more of a different variety from Tractor Supply this weekend and get those planted as well. … Continue reading Blueberries are soooo good!
DG and Puppers are best friends. They have so much fun together. They race through the farm ( although Puppers is smart enough not to run under the electric fence anymore!), try to scare the chickens (because making them scatter and squawk is a favorite past time), and have "fights". People think they're really fighting, … Continue reading BFFs