Tuesday, May 14, 2013
It has warmed up and were able to let the pigs outside. Some got to go to the outside pen. They had fun exploring the pen. Maggie, our dog, watched from the outside - not sure what to think of them. Soon they will be finding a mud hole to play in. (When it warms up for real.)
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Yup the duckies are here. Because of the cold we had to keep them in the house for a week. Now it warmed up but are still in the pen with the heat lamp. Because ducks are seasonal for setting eggs, the farmer we got them from didn't have a lot to sell, so we only could get 10 ducklings this year. It was fun to watch them and they have already grown a lot.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I wonder what he is thinking? Could it be that he is looking for supper? Or is he listening for his brother's squeal? Or is he wondering what in the world is that thing she keeps putting up to her face? How about - so glad I got cleaned up before I hopped on the trailer -this could have been embarrassing.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Cousins were here and we walked all the heifers at once. Haley and Brandon will be coming to the show too. It can be interesting at the first show. My mom wasn't too happy that I was wearing shorts. I did wear a had and heavy coat though. It was cold.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Yup we have our first cattle show this week. And it is snowing. They have been acting really good - so glad we worked with them last summer and fall. Andrew even got the blower out and blowed the snow off of them. Hoping the sun will come out by show day.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Yikes it April and we still have snow! We have not had school for two days. But we still have some chores to do. We got some pigs a week ago and they are pretty little so we need to give them plenty of straw to cuddle up in with their buddies to stay warm. So much easier to use the sleds to move the bales to the other barn. We also use the sleds to move buckets of water for the cows that calve. Plus we will have the chance to slide down the hills Dad just made.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Look how furry they are! They have thick hair to help keep them warm, but they have a rumen that is fermenting the hay and corn stalks - and this helps them stay warm too, from the inside. Its like having a furnace inside. The rumen is why they can eat hay and we can't - the ruman is just one part of their stomach. Humans only have one true stomach.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
OK - it looks cold. Well it is but the cows still find lots to eat on the stubble field - well not right not here but further out they are finding corn to eat. They don't seem hungry at all. We have brought some - the ones closest to calving - to a pen close to the barn they go in every night. How do we know they are still finding corn? Guess! ;)