Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Rock or Horse Turd?

I'm getting a new show barn!  There are 8 pens but we are only going to use 4....for now!

There was a lot and more old wood that needs to come out

we put a hay rake and grain elevator up in the loft which is FULL of old hay! (Next project) 

My great-grandfather used this for his milking parlor but I'll use it as a feed room!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Today We Got Stuff Done

We packed over a ton of feed

Tried to get our collection of generators running

Bent a lot of nails

Fixed fence

I mended this baby! But we came back later and nailed new boards in! We have cows I will be AI'ing in it and they kept getting out, every time I turned my back! 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Savvy had a calf last night!  Pop called me this morning to tell me I had a calf to tag, at the time I didn't know it was my beloved Savvy! Savvy is a past show heifer.  I love watching a heifer be shown and then lay down and have a calf! I am definitely a proud grandmother!!
Savvy, in the back, with her new baldy heifer calf! 

Savvy in the show ring, she is the one in the front

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I Hate to Watch Her Go

  Yesterday we took calves to the sale barn. We also took my first show heifer, Madeline.  Watching Madeline come onto the scales was emotional.  I had to get through my thick skull she was old and wasn't in the best condition, she would either die on our farm (and I would have to bury her) or let her delicious meat be eaten.  I might have chosen to let her die her on the family farm but when she weighed 1022lbs and brought $1.06/pound I reconsidered things!  With that money we can go buy new young cows or I can get a new show heifer, both of which I will have to send to the sale barn one day.