We’re still here and busy as ever

After a six week hiatus, I’m finally back on the blog to let you know what’s been happening around here. It’s been busy, of course, but we really haven’t worked on what I would call any “major” projects on the farm. We didn’t finish drilling seed int…

Our Dairy Version of The Twelve Days of Christmas

Our snow covered milking parlorOn the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me;Twelve frozen water troughsEleven cows a mooingTen busy employeesNine feed ingredientsEight bales of straw for beddingSeven cozy new calvesSix tractors freezingFive …

How Dairy Farmers get dressed for Winter?

Well, we enjoyed weather today in the 10’s above zero and that was a HUGE blessing.  For the past 2 days it’s been below zero for most if not all of the day.  Yesterday’s high was -2!  We work hard to care for our cows and calves in thes…

Let it Snow – Preparing for Winter on our Farm

We began winter with three feet of snow last week and it looks like were in for another two feet of snow this week! It’s December in northeast Ohio which means snow is falling and temperatures are dropping. The holiday season is upon us. Our boys are a…

Bracing for the Worst, Hoping for the Best-Blizzard 2010

Well, the weatherman has it laid out for us….ice starting within the hour, switching to snow at midnight.  We are expecting snow through the day tomorrow, then winds to start early in the morning.  Winds will blow up to 45 mph, with wind ch…

Growing Up on Our Farm – Calf to Heifer to Milk Cow

Calves are born on our farm every day. The heifer (female) calves are raised to become the future of our milking herd. The bull (male) calves are sold at the local livestock auction.One of our heifer calves in a hutchOur heifer calves spend the first t…