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A Visit to the Boys

Posted on: Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 in: Cows

Today was Sweetie Pyes day, she was due to come into heat tomorrow and the plan was that she would go over the fence today and be there for a couple of days visiting some very handsome boys and then come home again, hopefully in calf. Last night when I went to shut Liquorice up […]

Time to Take Stock

Posted on: Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 in: Cows, Garden, General, Pigs

As a new year is about to come upon us, it is time to take stock and see how close to our goals we have reached. The garden is starting to crank up for the summer harvest, and we even got our first crop of beans for the year. We eat alot of beans, so […]

The Delivery

Posted on: Sunday, November 9th, 2008 in: Cows, Pigs

It has been waited for with alot of anticipation and worry. The birth of our first calf. Sweetie Pye was lent to us so that we could learn to milk and have our own dairy products. She arrived two months ago and it was believed that she was carring a half hereford calf. Where she […]

Calves

Posted on: Monday, October 20th, 2008 in: Cows

We have been talking on ond off about getting just one or two calves to feed. I think Bevan rather likes having the babies around so the whole idea appealed to him, but he was not pushing it since he is not the one that does all the work. Then the chance came to get […]

Another First For Daisy

Posted on: Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 in: Cows

Daisy our future house cow is slowly getting quieter in preparation for the day when we will get some lovely creamy milk off her. Last week she had her first ever visit from the AI man, and she was not at all impressed, but she was well behaved. If she holds then we can expect […]

A New Phase

Posted on: Friday, September 19th, 2008 in: Cows

We are about to embark on the newest phase of our food production chain. That is the production of dairy products. This isĀ  not a road we were originally planning, but as time went on, it just seemed to be the next step. With soaring food prices this year we could not help but wonder […]

The Return of Rusty

Posted on: Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 in: Cows

Rusty and Curly Sue were the first livestock we got here. They arrived as sick looking newly weaned calves and grew into healthy looking beasts. At 19 months it was time to call the homekill man and rehome one of them into the big white box. So the day was set and in due cause […]