Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Adelade the Condo Cow has a Bull

The milk cow had a nice little bull- product of AI and some of the best Guernsey genetics in the States.  He looks pretty spindly compared with the Galloway Beef stock.

Now begins the twice a day milking!

Pot Hole Potatoes

Things are dry this spring so I'm planting out house potatoes in a dry pot hole up by the lake at the new raspberry patch.  We won't have to worry about watering them but may need to float them out in the fall!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Yesterday we activated a vacant piece of land between two hay fields and put in about an acre of berries.  Hopefully they will give us an indication of potential for commercial berry production up here.  We are using a commercial raspberry grown in Alberta and another from the Pacific North West USA.  In all we will know a year from now what is best from four varieties of raspberries and six varieties of blueberries.  They are all being certified organic.  About half the root stalk is being stuck in outdoor nursery status to fill in gaps next year..

Saturday, May 8, 2010

First Black Pair

This little gal was born this morning.  She is getting her first bath from mommy who is one of the three blacks from the Soldatna herd.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Number Ten

The oldest daughter of Arctic Tierra had a little black bull.  Another black calf with two white parents.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Chloe's Line Strikes Again

Chloe's third daughter had her first calf- a bull- with white ears.  She had picked a nice dry bowl with a southern exposure.  They are both well but still in seclusion.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Last April Calf for 2010

One of our black heifers had a heifer with red points.  She was still wet but already nursing when I got there.  She was talking bovine guttural grunts to her daughter about the intruder but she held her ground.  A good mother.