Noel and Big Mama
February 28, 2011
Noel is only minutes old here...
Big Mama loves her calf - but she is definitely a large and in charge personality and a force that no one on the farm reckons with.
Rub a Dub Dub Charlie in a Tub
June 11, 2010
June 06, 2010
Here's Charlie. He is just fresh from God at just less than an hour old...
Charlie is a Hereford. His Momma, Pansy, is the tamest cow of all time. She will actually try to sit in your lap if you sit in the pasture. It looks like Charlie will be just as tame...
He is so soft and his face is so white. I woke little Caboodle up to see the new arrival. She is our resident animal tamer. Poor girl is recovering from pneumonia but this little guy really perked her up..
Momma came over to make sure all was Ok. Caboodle gave her a kiss and tried to shoo the flies off her nose..
Why did she kiss the cow? Because she is grateful Pansy will be giving us milk, cream, butter and ice cream very soon and her favorite book is Kiss the Cow.
Our Boo missed the birth because she is in Diabetes Camp having the time of her life and getting to feel normal around all the other type 1 kids for a week.
Pink & Black Steers at the County Fair
March 23, 2010
We are recovering from the exhausting fun that is fair. The kids received lots of fair bling (awards) from shooting to cattle to knitting and quilting. Lots of socializing and grazing from family camp to camp. Apparently, other camps serve mostly meat as well according to TT, so this week we have been bingeing on lots of salad and green beans to restore balance.
The Big Shots dominated in shooting sports...
The livestock auction raised money for breast cancer research and the kids were encouraged to wear pink. For Boo, who has wanted a pink steer since she was four, this was a dream come true. Her and her little friend, Miss T, dyed her steer pink for the auction....
Not to be outdone so did brother...
A special thanks to everyone who supports and helps our kids.
Support Local Ag Come to the Pinal County Fair This Week
March 16, 2010
Come to the Fair. Support local agriculture and young entrepeneurs! Beef show on Wednesday - Auction and Buyer's BBQ on Saturday at noon. (OK, those other species like lamb, goat, and swine will be there too.)
This is a great chance to get quality meat for your family often cheaper than grocery store prices because of no middle man. Want to know how it was raised what it was fed? Ask the kids they love to talk about their animals. Intimidated by the auction process? Ask someone to help you. Barn folks are the friendliest.
Marigold Not Feeling Well
February 19, 2010
We just got in from the pasture and checking on Marigold. She is our bred red Angus heifer. We had moved her to a new pasture and although we showed her the water - she didn't seem to find it again. Dehydration is not good from Mama or calf. Rodney has been bringing her water in a bucket and she seems to be improving. I really love the whole birthing/nursing cycle on the farm. I have been giving the two bred heiffers lots of good scratching - I will be grateful for the milk they give us in a few months.