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We bought some huge round hay bales last week but the cows haven’t been very interested in eating them. People say you can feed cows a low quality hay, but ours are a little picky. We supplement with fresh vegetables from the farm and alfalfa and all sorts of treats,… Continue reading
Today is the day for Kizzie and Achilles to go to their new home. We will miss them lots but they are going to a good home and I know they will be well taken care of. Continue reading
While Karl and I moan about the crunchy grass and never-ending heat, Royal has found a great new way to entertain himself. While bulls do paw at the ground as a sign of aggression, that isn’t what he is doing here. He likes to decorate himself with greenery when the… Continue reading
The more they eat, the less they rattle! ha ha Each week the cows (and bulls) wait impatiently by the fence to see which vegetables we have harvested. From nearest to furthest is Velvet, Royal, Achilles, Kizzie and Tessie. Spent bean plants are a hit with everyone from the youngest… Continue reading
Today Tessie decided to give birth in the rain and mud and as far away from the barn Karl built for her as she could possibly get. Labor was as quick as Velvet’s last week – less than thirty minutes from waters breaking to calf on the ground. We bought… Continue reading
Tractor broke down today! Needs a new clutch and a couple of seals, all of which need to be ordered. While I am waiting for those I get to help Karl build the new barn – he hopes to have it finished before the calves arrive. Yes, we are officially… Continue reading
The beasts are home, Velvet is happy and making lots of noise to let us know how happy she is. Today’s to do list is simple – electrify those fences. Continue reading
Royal (bull) and Tessie (cow) are missing. We have been looking for more than 2 hours and can’t find any sign of them. It is too foggy to do a full search. Velvet is bellowing loudly – she hates to be alone. Hopefully they will be back safe and sound… Continue reading
Nothing livens up a sleepy Saturday quite like seeing a cow run past your window! Continue reading
We just got our Dexter bull, Gladhour Royal. He is really lovely and Velvet seems to agree! Continue reading