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Tasks before us

Soil samples are in. First order of seed has arrived. Special mix for waterways that will work on steep high water areas. It is a mix of cool and warm weather grasses that cows and wildlife enjoy. Clover seed by the bag to top seed existing pasture to make our own...

Rookie mistake

Showing up to this crowd with empty bowls! Malie staring me down disappointed in my performance while Calypso is coming up fast behind.

February COLD

It's been a winter. Not a nice one but hard on everything and everyone. A nice day with temps in the 50's to rain and then snow. The cows get wet in the rain then like the tress the rain freezes to ice. Wood shavings for the boys and alfalfa pellets. The girls also...

Nose to the grindstone

How do you handle a BIG job? One chip at a time... Harry #40 shows up to complain about pasture conditions and sneak some alfalfa cubes.

COLD

Temperatures have been down to -16 with wind chill. Out daily giving each animal that will take alfalfa a treat to boost energy. Extra hay for bedding. Tried to get new moms and calves into barn but they were not comfortable in there. They slept on the south side so...

Winter has arrived

Laying hay for bedding to keep breeding stock and young calves warm. Tried and tried to get new moms and calves to barn but that was a failure. The two new moms are fairly new to A Rusty Knoll, goal is to be able to earn their trust by next calf and be able to suggest...

Food scam

Remembering my first visit to a Whole Foods WOW! What an awesome idea. Walk isle to isle finding stuff I wanted to buy and use because it was so much better for me. A status symbol to shop there and have quality organic food at your finger tips. Last week we were in...

Hard side of life on the farm

Today was a hard sad day at A Rusty Knoll. For the lats 6 weeks we have been holding two of our breeding cows in what we call sickbay. When the vet was out checking the herd we did some blood work on one of the girls Renee' who was looking off. She was limping, was...

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