Tuesday’s Tales – A Mad Mama Cow!

This week, we go back to last year’s calving season: I’ve heard it said that you don’t know what true fear is until you’ve been chased down by a mad mama cow. Now, as someone who’s only been on a ranch the past five six years or so, I don’t have a lot of experience […]

Selecting 4-H Animals

We recently selected the calves and heifers that will go to the Geauga County Fair this August. Lad, the boys and I walked through the pens to pick eye-catching animals that are the right age. It was a fun activity on a sunny, spring day. Jack showing …

Mid-April, Still Winter

 True to its beginning, April remains a Winter month. Ducks take turns keeping open patches of water from freezing as our overnight temperatures fall to the teens.The robins don’t know what to make of it, and frankly, neither do we. &nbs…

Cuteness Overload Warning!

Yep it’s that time of year. Be it calves, lambs, foals, kids…it’s the time of year when cute baby animals show up in social media streams of all kinds. And – well it is Easter, and among the symbols of Easter is the rabbit. I’m a bit partial…so took a break on the crowdsourcing push […]

Hey, baby!

While I was gone to Colorado this past week we had our first calf born. And then two more on Saturday. Sunday afternoon, a heifer calved and she wasn’t sure what this little creature was or where it had come from or that it even needed her! So the cowboy put her in her barn […]