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Long Weekend – Speed Round

I have so busy I haven’t taken the time to sit down and write a blog, so I am going to write a speed round blog post to get caught up.  These topics may or may not be in order. … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday

One of the chores that needs to get finished sooner rather than later is to get more pasture fenced.  With all the new lambs born, and a calf expected soon, we need more grass.  My goal here is to be … Continue reading

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Still Waiting

We are still in a holding pattern at the Homestead.  No calf, and no lambs have arrived yet.  I keep on seeing the “on this day” memories on Facebook and realizing that the last two years we have had lambs … Continue reading

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My Solo Cow

Yesterday was a big day for the Homestead.  We sold the steer calves.  It is big because it is the first time that the homestead has produced more than a few dollars at a time.  I have sold chickens and … Continue reading

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Pallet and Tarp Calf Hutch

When we decided to get the calves I knew I needed to make some sort of shelter for them so they could get out of the rain and late afternoon sun.  I didn’t want to break the bank to build … Continue reading

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Calves, Chickens, and Gardens, Oh My!

I feel as though I have been earning my sleep lately.  Getting up at six to feed the cows before my wife heads to work, all the activities of each day, maybe some exercising after everyone’s in bed, and I … Continue reading

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The Cow Says Moo, Quite Loudly

Yesterday evening was mostly uneventful. The steers nibbled some hay and mostly ignored me every chance they could. And they didn’t say much.  I set the alarm for 6:30 so I could feed them before the kids were awake. Nice … Continue reading

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Steers are Here

Today we picked up our steer calves, we were lucky enough to get five of them. They range in age from 4-9 weeks old. We got there around 3 o’clock which is feeding time. She put their milk in a … Continue reading

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A Very Eventful Day

Yesterday was busy, but in a good way.  First on the agenda was picking up our raw milk.  On the way home I noticed someone had put out a seed tray in the garbage along with a worn down snow … Continue reading

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To Calf or Not to Calf, Who Asks That Question?

An ad for bottle calves on Craigslist had me thinking.  Wouldn’t it be a great idea to get a couple bottle calves and raise them for beef or for sale?  For those who don’t know, a bottle calf is one … Continue reading

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