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Happy Winter Solstice

Happy Winter Solstice

We went out last night to see the great conjunction. Skies were hazy but we did get a glimpse and can say we saw it happen! Weather here has been up and down. Nights are around freezing and days are from mid 60's to low 30's. Dress for all aspects because you don't...

Calving time

It's calving season here at A Rusty Knoll. Malie stared us off September 5th with a bull calf, Percival. Driving in that day I was 1 cow short. Counted again and knew I needed to go look for the missing lady. Found Malie in a wild area with a new calf still wet. She...

Pondering points

It's been a year now since A Rusty Knoll started to do rotational grazing.We practice a regenerative farming practice working with the land to improve it as we use what it produces. Polly wire and pig tails are used to divide our pastures and the cows are moved into...

Crazy science project

Crazy science project

The end of last year we made the decision to plant about 30% of our pastures in native seed. A mixture of grasses, flowers, lagums and forbs. Seed was pricey but we decided the long term outcome would be beneficial in several ways. No need to lime or mow. With the...

A lost friend

A lost friend

A week ago today we said good by to the ranch supervisor. Thaddeus helped us do fence all day Saturday but was acting strange all day. During the night we knew we were going to loose him. Early Sunday morning he was gone. Thaddeus started out as a city dog, walks in...

Welcome 2020  Happy New Year!!!

Welcome 2020 Happy New Year!!!

Its been a while sense we have posted last. Molly's calf is a bull calf -Deluge Louie. He is a spicy little guy, lots of spunk. Lack of posting has been to events happening at A Rusty Knoll. As we are learning farm life is a challenge and there are lots of hard...

FINALLY!!!

FINALLY!!!

The last calf of the year at A Rusty Knoll arrived Monday October 28th. Good Golly Miss Molly delivered a healthy calf early in the am. Of course the new arrival came into an early freezing rain/ sleet storm. Freezing temps about a month early here in the Ozarks. She...

Magnolia – aka Maggie

Magnolia – aka Maggie

At A Rusty Knoll we have two expectant mothers, Good Golly Miss Molly and Malie. Molly is an experienced mom, old enough I have not been able to convince her treats from my hand and brushing are OK. Malie came to A Rusty Knoll just after being wined and she has become...

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