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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...

Going beyond

Going beyond

What sets A rusty Knoll apart from many other producers? We have taken the time to get to know our cows and their personality's. Yes each cow has their own personality just like dogs and cats. Once you know your cows you get to understand their individual needs. Their...

Welcome HYDEE

Welcome HYDEE

Right on schedule Calypso gave us a little heifer. I saw her July 10 and then for three days the calf was gone. We tromped thru weeds and brush looking for this calf. Wayne and I lost entire nights sleep thinking we lost it somehow. Calypso decided to introduce her to...

Boy’s behind bars!!!

Boy’s behind bars!!!

Rebel and Harry keeping out of the hot sun. Reminiscent of teenage boys. These teenage boys are just looking for cookies. No worry there are plenty of cookies and bail will be posted by sundown.

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