Sunday, August 21, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Some of the furniture was cottonwood stumps headed for the wood pile.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Today the breeding season began with the quiet unlatching of the gate of the bull pen so Alcan could go find the cows. Funny how they don't need any help finding them on the two hundred acres or so.
Also accomplished that day was the laying of 76 truckloads of gravel on the driveway and the barn site. The replacement house got the urethane insulation sprayed in the walls. The point field of hay was rolled up and wrapped for the winter. The brakes got fixed on the 770 Oliver and the headlight assembly replaced on my old Subaru. I wish every day could be that productive!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Notice the CAN tatoo on the rear flank. Calf was born June 13. Thought to be a heifer but they are too skittish yet to tell for sure. (Turns out to be a bull.) This cow was observed being bred last July 31 when the organic inspector was here. She freshened last year with a heifer on June 7.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Just "happened" to go by in the afternoon while showing Borough Manager John Moosey the place when we noticed that Jillian was trying to deliver her calf. She was obviously having trouble so I called Sabrita and ran home to get out of Sunday clothes. We both had to pull quite a while to get the little heifer out. She was walking before mom was but both front feet are doubled back. Had to get Jillian in the barn the next morning so the calf could drink. She cleaned the calf off and took possession of the calf but wouldn't let it drink. Being mommy is quite perplexing to her.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
This little guy below- was still wet and born to one of Chloe's calves- #8 in the very far end of the pasture in extreme privacy. Very little color on his points.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Heifers 14, 16, 25, and 32 went to the Hoover farm yesterday. Two of them are two years old and presumably bred. The other two are just yearlings. They went with Alcan- the two year old Canadian bull who will live out at Point McKenzie until next year. Pictures of them in their new home will follow.