Good mornin', America; how are ya? Know your food; know your farmer!
One of Ted's coworkers has cattle, and he designed a new type of hay feeder. This design keeps the hay dry and off the ground, and it's supposed to be zero waste. Ted bought one from him. Robbie delivered it Saturday morning. The cattle love it!
Ted was dragging the driveway when something in the pasture caught his eye. He investigated, and he couldn't believe what he found (and that the cattle never are it!)! He brought it home, and it's decorating the front porch for fall!
My in-laws cleaned out their garden and brought the cattle the cornstalks. The gang loved this yummy treat! Thanks to Billie and Tom for this!
It took him nearly all day, but he figured it out! I'm so proud of him! He had an audience all day. They're so curious! A little feed kept them away so he could get the fence fixed.
Yep. You read the title right. I'm looking at butts, trying to determine if any cattle are bred or going into heat. Click off this post if you're not interested in looking at cow butts with me. Tilley's rear - maybe she's bred? Bindi's rear - she doesn't look like Tilley. Then again, she's a … Continue reading Looking at butts
Ted did it! The corral pieces he ordered finally came in after four weeks of waiting, so we headed to Hillsboro on Saturday morning to pick them up. It was a straight over and straight back trip. Then it was time to set them up. It was a little harder than we thought it … Continue reading Setting up the rest of the corral
...from all of us at Striving Acres Farm!
My friend, Erin, has a daughter in 4H who is taking a calf to the fair this year for the first time ever. Erin brought Klaus home in the backseat of her minivan, but he's too big for that now so she needed some help hauling him to a weigh-in and vet vheck. I volunteered … Continue reading Ivy and Klaus
This is my favorite picture of Dad. He was sharing a pretzel with Beef during one of Beef's many escapes. Dad has always had a soft spot for animals. I get it from him. 🙂