Tag Archives: Jersey

City Girl Images of a Real Farm

At Christmas, a friend gifted Mike with twenty Broad Breasted Bronze turkey chicks, eventhough he knows we have never raised fowl of any kind. Mike did a quick study online to learn everything he could and discovered, for example, that a round brooder … Continue reading

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Don’t Fence Me In

We made some of our first sales and trades this past month, just in time for Christmas. While I was saddened to see them go, our “babies” are going to good homes. Frick and Frack were traded to a dairy … Continue reading

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Babying the Bottle Babes

Baby did not make it. He died in his sleep while I was subbing at the elementary school. I was heart broken, but knew there was nothing more we could have done. It is common to lose young calvesdue to shipping sickness or … Continue reading

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Twenty-four

Sadly, we lost one of the baby calves yesterday. Number 24 (yet unnamed), a gorgeous copper colored Jersey bull, was fine the evening before, but dead when Mike arrived in the morning. We don’t know what happened. We had a terrific thunderstorm, but there … Continue reading

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Should We Name Our Calves?

The rain that fell over the past couple of days has done wonders for the produce garden. We had fresh zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant and new potatoes with our meat for dinner last night. It’s beginning to feel like a … Continue reading

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Why are steers better than bulls?

We are still awaiting the arrival of a dozen and a half new feeder calves this week. It looks to me like we pay a premium for feeders over bottle-fed calves, at least in per-pound pricing, but it is worth … Continue reading

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