Wednesday, March 30, 2011
So much for the new fence charger and the work on the cow fence.
I was able to get the rooster back to where he belongs. It's pretty easy since he really wants to be with all his ladies.
Herding the hen and the cow was a two-person job. Sometimes I wonder what drivers think as they go by Farmer John and I chasing a cow around the barn. I'm sure it's quite a sight.
Farmer John worked on the electric cow fence for a while last night. I wonder what we'll find after work today?
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
4 decapitated moles - the cats have been busy.
1 cow - after Farmer John chased her back to the correct side of the fence, he reported she has swollen teats and vulva. A calf may be coming soon! (Hope that wasn't too graphic for you.)
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Farmer John and I are teachers by day and farm with any other free time we get. Coco is our Chocolate Lab. She loves to play ball, swim in the creek and help around the farm. Badger is our Husky. Mostly he likes to sleep, drink water, and sleep some more. He also loves to eat chickens, so Badger stays inside.
Here are some of the cows. They are Scottish Highlands which we raise for beef. They are shaggy. They have horns. And are ridiculously cute when they are born. So, we don't raise them for veal.
This is Beast. He's one part of the Beastie Boys duo. His brother is Beast Light - who is too mysterious to pose for photos. Beast loves to be held and purrs if you just look at him. Beast Light likes to run away. They both love to kill rodents and leave us many dismembered mice/voles/moles on the porch.
We also have chickens, which are currently our only profitable livestock. More on them later.