Wow, I didn’t realize how long it’s been since I last updated, but we have been really busy with the vegetable garden. No really we have, check it out at Home-Grown-Vegetables.com.
Anyway, I know we have talked about the two Dexter cows we have that have a calf at the time every year, the oldest one calves in December and her daughter drops every July… well it’s that time again. This time it was on Friday the 13th, July that is, and as usual a bull calf, Oh well what can ya do?
Here he is, another bull calf!
This time she was a few weeks behind, she usually throws one towards the beginning of July.
Here is a shot of the rest of the ladies and gents. They were up by the gate looking for some cubes! The nerve , look at all that grass! Finally we are getting some good rain and the grass is showing it, and these cows want cubes…unbelievable lol.
Well there you go another update, a little late, but I’ll try to keep up the pace more, the garden is slowing down a little bit, and if you need a Dexter Bull cross for the freezer, let us know, we have a few.
Here they are, the happy crew!
The laying hens took the last year off due to the drought conditions I suppose, I can’t say as I blame them much. The old hens have come back in full force this year, laying about two dozen eggs a day for the last week or so.
We run a mixed flock , mostly Rhone Island Reds, a few Americaunas, a Barred Rock or two and even one lone White Leghorn. Heck there are even a few home grown chickens in there. But the one thing they all have in common, delicious eggs. brown ones , green ones, tan ones …even a lone white one, from the leghorn of course!
There they are, all the cackleberries you can eat!
So if your around this way stop by and get you a dozen or two, or three! Please!!
We had another Jersey bull calf born here on the farm last week, I think that will conclude the spring birthing around here, at least for now. This particular calf is a grandson to Ruby, the sweetest cow ever! Too bad it wasn’t a heifer, either way we don’t keep jersey bulls around here.
In case you’ve never heard Jersey bulls are notoriously crazy, I’m not gonna take a chance with a crazy bull! But look at him he’s so cute!
Jersey Bull calf
So if someone ever tells you a Jersey bull calf will make a good pet, run away from them…run fast.
Anyway, this fella is gonna end up in the freezer before he gets to snarly. As usual , we’ll keep you posted on the happenings!
Have a great week!
It really raining outside right now, not exactly what I had in mind, but after last year I’ll take it!
Cats and Dogs!
I guess I’ll let you know if we float away!
Stay dry ya’ll!
Since all the rain has been falling around here lately, And I ain’t complaining Mind you!! Just not alot you can do outside in the rain and cold, thought I would show ya’ll some pix I took.
Everyone gathered arounf the Hay Buffet! All you can eat.
I was taking the kid to school one day last week and we saw the best looking sunrise I have seen around here in a long while!
So that’s it for now I have other some in the works, so til then Have a great one!
We had another diary girl drop a calf sometime last night, lo and behold another dairy heifer !
Look at the white blotchy wonder!
This is a third generation calf for us, her mother and grandmother are still on our farm, and they are quite the milk producers!
The bull that bred her was a Beefmaster/Jersey cross, that may explain the vibrant color pattern. no matter , we look forward to another mama cow no matter what color they are.
Camilla and the new girl.
The normal standard colored jersey in the side shot is Camilla, I thought I put up a post about her when she was born but i guess I was slack that day, please forgive.
She was born in October to the new calf’s grandmother Lucille, she makes some good lookers don’t she?
And here is the proud mama, Sweetpea.
Would ya look at the bag on here, should be enough milk to go round for a while.
Anyway , as always I’ll keep you updated on the latest news from around here , if ya wanna hear it!
Take it easy, and go see where your food comes from!
As I head out to the shed to get the pigs fed, something in the goat barn catches my eye, It’s three little goats kids born a few hours ago!
The Three New Kids
The dark one in front is female, the other two light colored are males, Call me if you need a buck these two make four in the last month!
Momma and the new kids.
Momma enjoying some feed.
Thinking back , I can’t remember if this is a first time kidder or not… oh well, threes a charm.
Tanner just loves to be in with the kids!
Here is Tanner, our Great Pyrenees, he takes his job seriously, except when the kids start coming towards him, it freaks him out! As long as he can go to them its ok, but don’t let a kid stare him down…. it’s too funny!
Julie feeding the other two bucklings
These two were born last week, their momma died shortly after, bottle feeding is the way this goes for now!
So stay tuned, I’m sure the other goats will be moving along any time now, also on the calendar …another litter of piglets.
Don’t miss a single minute of the fun!
Well the rains have been good here the last few months, better than the whole year before that’s for sure! The pond we had dug out last fall has really come along way!
It has come up along way, here is the before post! Bring on the fish!!
It’s December and that means another Dexter calf . We have a Dexter cow that has calved in the first week of December going on four years in a row. This week is no exception, I walked out and looked to the back pasture and there he was , a day old baby bull.
The Newest Edition
He’s a stocky lookin little guy, we’ll feed him out for a year or so then it’s freezer time! …shhhh don’t tell him!
As you can see from the pics, the pasture is in rotten shape, we are having to feed range cubes and hay, looks like its going to be a long stretch till spring!
Feeding the cubes, it's like a cow soup kitchen!
So we await Spring for some greener pastures, and maybe we can get the garden rolling again, only time will tell.