When the snow melts off, it's just mud; mud everywhere. Ugh. Belle, Bessie, and Tilley just come in here for feed. They hate the mud, too. I think I speak for all of us here when I say that we cannot wait for spring to arrive! DG thoroughly agrees.
...the cattle still need fed, watered, and checked on daily. Ted going in to get the cattle to one side of the pasture so he can drive in a big round hay bale without worrying about a cow coming out the gate here The hay is in so now to secure the gate to keep … Continue reading Doesn’t matter how cold it is…
Last year because of the weather, hay became hard to find around here. We were sweating during January, worried we wouldn't be able to feed our herd. We have just a hair under 50 acres, but it's almost all wooded so not good for hay making (perfect for pigs though!).This year, we are bound and … Continue reading Next to last load
Well, Bessie is nothing if not dramatic this time around at the end of her pregnancy! After all of that worry on Friday evening and all of the treatment for the milk fever, guess what we found on Sunday morning??? This beautiful boy was born! The vet even checked her Friday night while she was … Continue reading Beautiful boy
We just walked in the door (11pm). We've been at the barn since 5:30. Bessie is down. We called for an emergency vet visit - she has milk fever. She seems like she will pull through: she's alert, eating, and drinking. She just can't get up. If Ted hadn't caught it though...she'd have been gone … Continue reading Milk fever!!!
They're so happy when Ted brings them their grain treat. They would follow him to the moon and back because they know he has the opposable thumbs needed to open the grain freezer and pour some into the feed troughs!
Every. Single. Night. I bet the neighbors down the way just hate us.
It is AMAZING how much genetics can carry over from a parent to offspring. Just look at Chip's two sons! Son 1 (8 months old) Son 2 (also 8 months old) Chip earlier this summer (2 years, 4 months old) If you notice, both bull calves have no horns. This is because Chip is mostly … Continue reading Genetics in the herd
"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible." -Claude T. Bissell When I brought home that little calf who grew up to be Bessie, the matriarch of our herd, people thought I was nuts. Now … Continue reading Quote for my life right now