The mask thing wasn’t something I was eager to participate in. We are, after all quite isolated as it is. What use would we have for such a thing? But my grandparents asked if we could find them a few on Amazon and order… Continue Reading “Fitted Face Mask with Wool Filter”
In these crazy times of ours there are still moments of beauty and amazement. I will try to catch up on all the fun and wonderful times we’ve been having on the farm even in the midst of this terrible pandemic. For now though,… Continue Reading “Our First Calf”
We’ve been watching the ewes carefully for the past two weeks as it became apparent the ladies were getting close to having their babies. This morning we went to the barn to let them out to pasture. Hiding behind one of the ewes was… Continue Reading “2020 Lambing season is here”
As we approached you two this morning we knew something was up. You both sat quietly at the gate with those “I’m sorry mommy” eyes. It didn’t take too much longer before we realized how you spent your evening. Aside from your super innocent… Continue Reading “Busted! I know what you were doing last night”
When we first purchased our beautiful British White heifer we have been wondering if she was going to have a calf. The rancher we bought her from said that she had been exposed to a bull, but did not do any tests for pregnancy.… Continue Reading “Are We About to Add a Calf to the Farm?”
You never can be sure how adding a new animal to your livestock operation is going to work out. We pushed this reality to a new limit this year by adding a donkey, a cow, and a new guard dog, all within a couple… Continue Reading “Our new guard dog is a little Rusty”
Responsible livestock management requires investing time in reading and researching ways to improve upon what you are already doing. Not long ago I was reading an article on the topic of pasture management and to paraphrase what I read: “A good livestock producer is… Continue Reading “Grazing sheep and cattle together”
Guardian animals play a very important role on our farm. With predators aplenty here we are continually evaluating and updating our defenses against bobcats, coyotes, owls, hawks and any other possible unseen dangers. Several months ago we had the unfortunate need to relieve on… Continue Reading “New Guardian on Patrol”
One of our most anticipated days of the year is shearing day and that day finally came for us during the first weekend in June! We spend all year working very hard to keep our flock happy and healthy so that the fleece we… Continue Reading “2019 Shearing Day”
The past few weeks on the farm have been incredibly busy! It is no easy task to fence in roughly 3.2 acres, but with the help of our oldest son we were able to finish it a week or two earlier than we expected.… Continue Reading “Meet the Sheep”
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