A time to wean

Our fall 202 calves are being weaned. Not a time I enjoy because of the crying from both sides. We fence wean so everyone can see each other. Our fall 2020 calves were all bull calves except Sweet Eliza. Some of the boys were getting big enough to breed so separation...
COLD COLD COLD!!!

COLD COLD COLD!!!

As the temp drops and freezing rain sets in, then snow and now the extended forecast is for BITTER cold for the next 10 days. For us its time to get your boots on! The daily chores become harder and take more time. Equipment does not work like it should ts harder for...

Lost art of being a Drover

At A Rusty Knoll we have never ventured down the road of oxen but the ability to communicate with your cows is one of the best treats of the breed. They are always watchful and good at judging your intent. They know if you are there to help, feed or give treats and...

The American Milking Devon Past & Present

Magnolia and Malie 2019Hyde` For us the American Milking Devon’s has not only been a lesson in ranching but in US history. We are proud and happy with the breed we choose to come along side and help them grow from being a critically endangered status. The...
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...