Livestock

Heat Stress in Poultry

As an outdoor operation, there is little we can do to control the weather. Our birds have shelters to go into, a place that is dry but in cold weather and heat they are not in a climate controlled barn. Some would say they should be, but when farms DO have climate controlled barns then […]

The Colt Cam Chronicles

If you don’t follow me on Instagram or Facebook (though the two aren’t playing nice, lately), you’ve probably missed out on the snippets of video I’m posting. I wish every video editor was as handy to use as Instagram’s. Suggestions anyone? I’ve got three or four on my phone and I kind of hate them […]

Story Behind the Meme – Small Farms

Some time ago I made a couple of photo memes that I share from time to time. I thought I’d take a few minutes to share why it was made, as some are offended by it. It’s a slam on large farms, or it’s a negative. It’s reality. The first one is one intended to […]

The Colt Cam Chronicles 2015

“You can never rely on a horse that is educated by fear. There will always be something that he fears more than you. But, when he trusts you, he will ask you what to do when he is afraid.” ~ Antoine de Pluvinel (1555-1620), the first of the French Riding Masters Many of you will […]

UnBranded

I got an email from Cedar Creek Productions the other day, also known as the company that put out, Buck the Film, and in the footer I found a link to an upcoming documentary called UnBranded. I checked it out and it looks to be really good! Here’s the kickstarter video that helped them get […]

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