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Huge Farming Operation

The other day we had an opportunity to visit with one of my wife’s co-workers and her husband.  They live just up the street from where my wife and I lived not long after we got married so it was … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

The weather has turned hot again.  We had three nice days, lows in the lower 80’s with low humidity.  Unfortunately we are back to highs near or into the 90’s with high humidity.  All that is to say working outside … Continue reading

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Good Day, Happy Livestock

This morning the kids and I headed outside early and got to work finishing strapping the fence to the T posts.  I think there were about 16 yet to be done.  After that was done, I ran the electric wire … Continue reading

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Continued Progress

Over the last few days I have continued to work away at the fence and other chores.  I have managed to get two sides of the new pasture fence stretched and hung, that leaves just one side left.  I did, … Continue reading

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Picking Away

I have been trying to get out for an hour or two in the morning and then again in the evening to pick away at chores that need to get done.  It is nice his year with HSB#3 being almost … 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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Big Addition

We have a new addition to the Homestead.  It is a big addition.  Like 1100 pounds big.  But let me back up one second. My brother in law has always wanted beef cows.  Recently he found a good deal on … Continue reading

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Lots to Report… the Cows are Gone

They’ve moved on to greener pastures. It was inevitable really. It just wasn’t meant to last. Of course I mean that we have taken them to my brother in law’s house. It was the plan all along. He has more … 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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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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