Livestock

The Colt Cam Chronicles

Well, I’m back with another installment! Not that I haven’t been handling colts all the while – though it’s been intermittent at best. But it’s way past time to start Rival — Fridge’s pasture mate and coming 4yo. He’s not the gentlest colt to begin with, but then neither was his mother at first but […]

Fall Work… And a Fall.

Of all the jobs there are to do on the ranch, working cattle, horseback, has to be my favorite. Fall and Winter provide no shortage of opportunities to ride, which makes this cowgirl extra happy, and happy is my default setting, y’all. One of the reasons we choose to work our cattle horseback is because […]

Year in Review: 2014 Blog Highlights

I enjoyed sharing the happenings of my farm and family this year. Here are some highlights from 2014:

Six Most Popular New Blog Posts in 2014
1. Cow’s Milk vs Non-Dairy Imitation Milk posted April 1, 2014     
Comparing naturally superior cow’s milk to non-dairy imitations.
2. Why are calves separated from their mothers? posted January 14, 2014    
Explaining how calves are raised on our farm.  
3. It’s National Agriculture Day! posted March 25, 2014   
A look at agriculture’s far-reaching impact in all of our lives.

Chumey and Jack
4. The manure is deep in Farmed and Dangerous posted February 24, 2014  
Me and other farmers sharing thoughts on Chipotle’s silly fiction Farmed and Dangerous.
5. Farmland: The Movie posted April 22, 2014    
My review of this documentary which follows six young farmers and their families through the joys and challenges of production agriculture.
Lad, Garrett and Jack with some friendly heifers
The facts about milk quality and safety.

 

Me and Lad in the milking parlor

My 3 Favorite Blog Posts this Year
Sharing the progress of constructing our on-farm milk bottling creamery.
Pictures of me, my husband and our parents showing cattle at the county fair throughout the generations.
Garrett and Lad with Vanessa before going into the show ring
Featuring the great team at our farm with the animals they care for.
To see pictures highlighting 2014, check out A Look Back at 2014 on the Farm.

I hope you’ll visit my blog in 2015!
Me walking through a barn on our farm

Year in Review: 2014 Blog Highlights

I enjoyed sharing the happenings of my farm and family this year. Here are some highlights from 2014:

Six Most Popular New Blog Posts in 2014
1. Cow’s Milk vs Non-Dairy Imitation Milk posted April 1, 2014     
Comparing naturally superior cow’s milk to non-dairy imitations.
2. Why are calves separated from their mothers? posted January 14, 2014    
Explaining how calves are raised on our farm.  
3. It’s National Agriculture Day! posted March 25, 2014   
A look at agriculture’s far-reaching impact in all of our lives.

Chumey and Jack
4. The manure is deep in Farmed and Dangerous posted February 24, 2014  
Me and other farmers sharing thoughts on Chipotle’s silly fiction Farmed and Dangerous.
5. Farmland: The Movie posted April 22, 2014    
My review of this documentary which follows six young farmers and their families through the joys and challenges of production agriculture.
Lad, Garrett and Jack with some friendly heifers
The facts about milk quality and safety.

 

Me and Lad in the milking parlor

My 3 Favorite Blog Posts this Year
Sharing the progress of constructing our on-farm milk bottling creamery.
Pictures of me, my husband and our parents showing cattle at the county fair throughout the generations.
Garrett and Lad with Vanessa before going into the show ring
Featuring the great team at our farm with the animals they care for.
To see pictures highlighting 2014, check out A Look Back at 2014 on the Farm.

I hope you’ll visit my blog in 2015!
Me walking through a barn on our farm

A Look Back at 2014 on the Farm

As 2014 comes to an end, I’d like to reflect on the milestones, activities, and day-to-day farm happenings by reviewing pictures I captured throughout the year.The Polar Vortex: The year started with one of the coldest winter’s we’ve experienced.The sn…

A Look Back at 2014 on the Farm

As 2014 comes to an end, I’d like to reflect on the milestones, activities, and day-to-day farm happenings by reviewing pictures I captured throughout the year.The Polar Vortex: The year started with one of the coldest winter’s we’ve experienced.The sn…

Happy Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for so many things in my life and I try to be grateful, daily. I wish you all the same — find the things in life that are blessings and focus on those: The eternal grace of God Second chances The love of a good man Supportive family Good dogs Great horses Having […]

Calf with a broken leg

Calves are born on our farm daily. They usually get up and start walking around within an hour after birth. But that wasn’t the case with a heifer calf born a few days ago. Shortly after she entered the world, it appears her mother accidently stepped on her back leg breaking it.

She needed medical attention, so Lad, Josue and Marco got to work helping this calf. An injury like this is rare on our farm. A splint was made, then the leg was set with the cloth-lined pipe splint before being bound with hoof wrap.

She’s a tough, strong calf

The calf was treated with anti-inflammatory and penicillin for the pain and swelling. She’s doing well and currently resting in the soft, cozy straw bed inside her hutch.

In a week, the splint will be taken off to check the leg. Then the dressing and splint will be re-applied.

She’s protected from the wind and cold
Everything is being done to help her leg heal so she recovers and becomes a healthy heifer.
 

Calf with a broken leg

Calves are born on our farm daily. They usually get up and start walking around within an hour after birth. But that wasn’t the case with a heifer calf born a few days ago. Shortly after she entered the world, it appears her mother accidently stepped on her back leg breaking it.

She needed medical attention, so Lad, Josue and Marco got to work helping this calf. An injury like this is rare on our farm. A splint was made, then the leg was set with the cloth-lined pipe splint before being bound with hoof wrap.

She’s a tough, strong calf

The calf was treated with anti-inflammatory and penicillin for the pain and swelling. She’s doing well and currently resting in the soft, cozy straw bed inside her hutch.

In a week, the splint will be taken off to check the leg. Then the dressing and splint will be re-applied.

She’s protected from the wind and cold
Everything is being done to help her leg heal so she recovers and becomes a healthy heifer.