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
Bindi, Cookie, and (their mama) Bessie The spiderwebs are everywhere on the fence and gates. I don't see any spiders down there, just gorgeous intricate webs. We're not tearing them down; it's free organic fly control! Looks like fall, y'all!
Ted ran upstairs this morning, and he told me he could hear one of our cows carrying on down around the barn while he was stringing fence for the new pig pasture. He said he was going to run down and look. Ten minutes later he called me from his cell phone and said that … Continue reading TWO WERE BORN TODAY!!!
After Bessie gave birth last week, we were so excited to realize that the heifers would soon have calves, too. We counted up and figured all three would calve within the next month at most. This morning as I headed to work, I noticed Bindi acting strangely. Ted checked as he left and said she … Continue reading Sad about the stillborn
As I was taking Jake to school yesterday morning, I caught sight of Bessie with her tail standing straight out. I slammed on the brakes and yelled, "What's that cow doing???!?" We watched a minute, and Jake said, "Awww, she's just poopin', Mom." And she was...but as I stared intently at her rear end, I … Continue reading Gramma got her wish!!!
My daughter-in-law, Morgan, painted this picture for me! I love it! The little bull in the picture is licking at snowflakes that are falling, and he looks just like our bull, Chip! I think this picture just goes perfectly in my office on the hutch! Morgan has her own business (Playful Fox & Co) and … Continue reading Custom art gift!