These are our new steers! They will be here @ 12-18 months. They're very skittish still! These two want nothing to do with nose pats or ear scratches or a piece of fruit... YET. Challenge accepted, boys!
...but I'm back! Two new steers arrived 5/14/22
Every summer, my inlaws plant a little patch of corn. My mother-in-law freezes what they can't eat, and then my father-in-law cuts down the stalks and brings them to our cattle. Bessie (left) and Tilly (right) 8/21/21 They sure do love them!
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…
The freezing temperatures in Ohio are not letting up. This morning, January 29th, it was -17 when I let the dogs out at 7 a.m. to use the bathroom. That means, unfortunately, my water hose is still frozen solid. I don't have a water line in my barn or even near my barn so that … Continue reading Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink!
I love winter nights in the barn. The smell of the hay takes me straight back to my childhood. The cow and goats all nestled down for the night, and their warm breath fogs up the barn windows. The chickens gather together in groups of 2 & 3 in the nest boxes, and I love … Continue reading Winter nights in the barn
Bluie: That's a lot of snow. It's cold down there. You really seriously want me to walk out there in the snow? I don't think so! I think I'll just stay on the porch today! Pinky: See that flower box? I see that flower box. I think that flower box looks yummy. No wait! Not … Continue reading Our snowy day
Particularly beautiful warm temperature days in normally cold months lead to the goats and cow getting rowdy. It's just a fact I've learned to accept over the past two months. I teach first graders online as most of you know. I love my job. It allows me to have the best of both worlds (working … Continue reading A Spring Day in December