Tag: cows

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…

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…

Busy times on and off the farm

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve blogged, so here is a quick entry to catch you up to speed with what’s been happening.I took a little break from farming a few days ago to spend a long weekend in St. Louis with other members of the AFBF YF&R …

Making progress

It’s been a good week on the dairy farm, and we’ve made some progress on several fronts.We are finally having more cows freshen than the are drying off, so our milking herd size is beginning to increase. Milk production (per cow) is also continuing to…

Time to get busy!

I guess the dairy farming life is always busy, but the past couple of weeks have seemed a little slow since we’ve not had any field work or extra herd work to attend to. That’s about to change, though.Yesterday evening we received about an inch of lon…

Still waiting on the wet stuff

We’re still facing dry conditions here on the farm, and our fall forage planting will continued to be delayed until a fair amount of rain can fall. The US Drought Monitor currently has us designated as D0, or “abnormally dry”. I expect that we’ll be …

It’s cooler, but still too dry

The temperature finally started to make a downward turn over the weekend, and it looks like the 90-100 degree days of summer may finally be behind us. The cooler days and night and low humidity should made our cows much more comfortable, which in turn…

It’s still summertime on the farm

Even though it is now technically “Fall”, the continued dry weather and heat would certainly make a person think it’s still summertime. Our milking cows are still coming to cool in the barns by mid-morning, the bermudagrass in our pastures is starting…