Category: Livestock

Our First Calf

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,…

2020 Lambing season is here

2020 First lamb

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…

Busted! I know what you were doing last night

Guardian Dogs

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…

Are We About to Add a Calf to the Farm?

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….

Our new guard dog is a little Rusty

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…

Grazing sheep and cattle together

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…

New Guardian on Patrol

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…

2019 Shearing Day

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…

Meet the Sheep

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….

The end of lambing season for us in 2019

Momma Wynonna and our latest cold front brought to us lamb number 4, named Axel, for 2019. Provided there are no surprises from the young ewes we presume are not pregnant, this brings our 2019 lambing season to a close. To recap, we welcomed…

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