We are around the 30 day mark on weaning our first calf, and yesterday, we had to round up everyone else for pregnancy checks (more on that later). Since we only have one holding pen, everyone was reunited in the same space for a while.
Well, on the one hand, cows with spots are adorable. Think Texas Longhorns or British Whites (which I DESPERATELY want!). However, spotty cows are a problem. A few weeks ago, we noticed that one of our cows had rubbed off a lot of hair from under her jaw and on her neck.
December 30th, we separated SirLoin from the herd and he has been in the round pen (not so round any more) getting weaned.
My daily devotional email subscription offered up the following this morning: So trust in the LORD and do good. Live on your land and be dependable. – Psalm 37:3 ERV
I must say, this years leaf harvest is fantastic!
Well, okay, more like a bag. But I was still excited when a coworker brought me a paper bag full of hot peppers last week. And when I say hot, I mean my nose was singed just having them on my desk! She said that a local place had sent out a call for freeContinue reading “A Pail of Peppers”
Sure, you get sniffly, your plants die, and your animals start acting possessed, but, the fall colors are fantastic and you get frost flowers! National Weather Service has an awesome article on the perfect conditions for these beauties. Keep your eyes peeled this week, you may not see them for another year! https://www.weather.gov/lmk/frost_flowers
I went to Florida for a 3 day conference week before last, and apparently I missed fall in South Carolina while I was gone. The weather, it seems, has decided it is time for winter.
As you may have read awhile back, we recently rented a no till drill from the county soil and water conservation district and sowed rye and orchard grasses as well as crimson clover.
My old man never gets much attention any more. Either I’m working with the colt, cows, or we’re doing chores. He doesn’t seem to mind. Truth be told, he’s an antisocial creature. But when I need him, he usually pulls through. We rounded up cows last night for annual shots, and since it was ourContinue reading “A Good Horse”