Category: Livestock

Connor’s Silkie Vlog part 5

Baby Silkies – and Seabrights – arrived today from Ideal Hatchery. One gold seabright died on the way and unfortunately one buff drowned in the chick waterer – but the others are off to a good start, with washed pebbles in the waterer ring to keep others from drowning.  

Gumpy

20110805-082423.jpgI snapped this photo yesterday with my iPhone, of my horse, Gump. And then, because I am cool, I used Instagram to make the photo even more awesome. I know I haven’t talked a lot about my horses or my barrel racing this year but this season has gone well. We are 6 for 7 […]

The Dreaded “P” Word – Profitability

Garrett, me, Lad and Jack in the freestall barnEach day millions of Americans work to earn money to provide for themselves and their family. Businesses across the nation record annual profits and are labeled successful. Hard work is usually rewarded wi…

Progress on the Hoop Shed

Some more pallets arrived today – thankfully! – so we could finish the floor of the shelter.Arranging those was a job because they aren’t all the same size – so it’s difficult to get them even and that required a little alteration – but it works out in the long run! See how it’s coming […]

AgChat Conference 2011 Trip Project

We’re inside of a month until the 2011 AgChat Foundation Conference and I’m looking forward to meeting up with new friends and old ones. As some have seen in my previous  posts, the  AgChat foundation was set up for farmers of all types and sizes to learn to promote themselves in a way that paid […]

Low on milk, but hopefully high on forage

As summer creeps along and we try to prepare ourselves for the impending “dog days” of August, we’re still drying off more cows than we’re freshening. For those of you unfamiliar with dairy lingo, that means more cows are leaving the milking herd for “…

Visiting Grandpa’s California Dairy

Each summer my sons and I take a trip to California to visit my parents, family and friends. Lad stays in Ohio to take care of the farm. I enjoy coming “home” and sharing the place I grew up with my boys.Garrett and Jack in the corn field next to my pa…

Sounds Like Life

Some time ago Darryl Worley had a hit song about a friend who was seeing problems that really was just “life”. Getting news of the bad sort but could have been worse as well as ‘just stuff’ here is a point today. The first is that a friend was mugged and robbed in Nashville last […]

When Will the Heat Wave End?

It seems like most of the country has been hit with a heat wave. It’s caused many problems and has touched almost everyone’s life. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, work in a hospital or on a … Continue reading

When Will The Heat Wave End?

It seems like most of the country has been hit with a heat wave.  It’s caused many problems and has touched almost everyone’s life.  It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, work in a hospital or on a … Continue reading