Sunday, March 20, 2011


Opening and closing gates and watching to make sure cows DON'T get out is one of my jobs at our farm.  It is a lot easier watching a gate than getting them back in where they are supposed to be. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Libby gets a bottle

We are almost done feeding a bottle to Libby. Before we feed Libby though we feed Roza(photo above - the mom of the twin boys) as they share part of a pen.  This is nice for Libby because she has friends nearby. See how big her bottle is? She is drinking her bottle faster now but she gets more milk - so it takes just as long to feed her. She gets excited when she sees the bottle.  When she drinks she swings her tail, but not as fast as a dog.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Here comes the Hay!

Our Dad is feeding the cows huge round bales of hay. The loader bucket on the front of the tractor has a three spears on it to hold and carry the bale out to the cows.  He will put them in those round things in the back of the pen.  The cows are really happy to see Dad bring the bale in.  Around the bale there is net wrap.  The net wrap holds the hay together and protects it from the rain and snow. 

The red machine on the back of the tractor is a snow blower. Dad can move a lot of snow with it and even make piles of snow.  The piles are big and we like to play on them.

Hannah and Isaac

Monday, March 14, 2011

Roza and her boys

This is Roza and two bull calves.  They are twins. Sometimes they take turns drinking. They are growing really well, but we put them in a pen so they will learn to eat creep feed. Creep feed is a kind of feed made just for calves so they learn how to eat other kinds of food and grow faster. Roza protects her calves. Today we saw a possum near the pen.  Hannah was really scared but Roza will protect her calves.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Ducks are Odered!

 We just ordered our ducks.  The ducklings are not hatched yet. We hope to get them by the end of March.  They will be fun to have on the farm and show at the county fair.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Boy thats good

This calf has just finished nursing. You can tell by his wet nose. Most calves stay close to their mama.  The do some romping with their friends but their mama's like to keep track of them and will call for them after a while.