Category: Livestock

God Bless Good Neighbors!

Not enough can be said about having good neighbors.  So often in the “rural” areas, we depend on good neighbors.  It’s so much more than walking over to borrow a cup of sugar or glass of milk….it’s depending on them when you’re really in a …

Working Ranch Vacations

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the life we are fortunate enough to lead, now’s your chance. We’re opening our doors! At least the front door to our house. This is an idea we’ve tossed around for quite some time now, and we’ve finally decided we should just jump in. If you’ve not visited the […]

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Implemented

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board  has developed Care Standards that will take effective September 29, 2011. Over the last 18 months, the Board has worked as a group, with sub-committees and through a series of public hearings. The result of…

Scatter Butte Giveaway

Scatter Butte from The DX Ranch. I mentioned a few weeks ago on Facebook that I’d taken some STUNNING photos, and I do mean stunning! Stunning enough that my parents, who’ve been here several times, gasped when they saw them. I also said that those photos wouldn’t be seen until the book is released. And I will make good on that […]

Setbacks and Saving Genetics

So Holly – AR4 – has a beautiful litter of ten – count ‘em TEN – babies sired by Mark. With all the hot weather we’re ecstatic – but she didn’t pull fur. Little Miss CB1 pulled lots of fur, however, so as many do I took a handful to cover the litter of ten. […]

Getting Ready for October

Well, it was yet another busy morning at our farm today.  We have been working dilligently on a couple large projects for the farm the past few weeks….namely, trying to improve the overall comfort and health of our cows.  With that comes a …

Getting Ready for October

Well, it was yet another busy morning at our farm today.  We have been working dilligently on a couple large projects for the farm the past few weeks….namely, trying to improve the overall comfort and health of our cows.  With that comes a …

Getting Ready for October

Well, it was yet another busy morning at our farm today.  We have been working dilligently on a couple large projects for the farm the past few weeks….namely, trying to improve the overall comfort and health of our cows.  With that comes a …

Summer Scenes

Some scenes from our farm this summer.Coming up the driveway…. The Parlor building which houses our event room and where the cows are milked….The balcony off the Parlor….My view from the balcony….Cows walking out of the milking parlor back to t…

Scatter Butte

In Black and white… I mentioned the other day on Facebook, that I had taken some absolutely gorgeous, amazing and otherwise picture er, um book-worthy photos and that you’d have to wait until the book was released to see them, and I haven’t changed my mind about that. But, I couldn’t stand the suspense, so […]