Tag Archives: Livestock

Farm Lessons: Life

While picking up the house a little this morning, I glanced out the picture window to see a flock of about thirty wild turkeys courting in the asparagus patch. The toms were fanning their tail feathers and strutting around the … Continue reading

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Don’t Fence Me In

A cold, wet nose nudging my warm, bare underarm awoke me at 4:30 this morning. Eddie wanted out. Who was I to say, “no?” One of the attractions to this place, for me, was the lack of fences. I grew … Continue reading

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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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Ah, Those Calf Babies!

I had a wonderful weekend visiting my family for the wedding and spending time with my grandsons. They are growing up so fast! I look forward to the day when they are old enough to spend some time with us … Continue reading

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New Babies Arriving Today

Another batch of baby calves arrive this afternoon. It may sound a little rhetorical to call them both babies and calves, but the point is these are smaller versions of what we already have. I am excited (like always) to see them … Continue reading

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