Saturday, May 21, 2011

enjoying the sun!!

Little Dominick was born on Monday, I don't think he weighed 35# at birth but he is making it up quickly. The fence that they are behind is 48" tall so you can see that mom is quite short
The plants in front of them are daylillies and Iris's so you can use them for scale on the little guy, I figure he's probably 24" tall.

Friday, May 20, 2011

hehehehehehe so excited!!

Calf was born on Monday 5/16 at 6:20 p. Shorty has had trouble with her last two calves not being able to find the teat because she is so short, I resumed training Shorty and began milking her tuesday and supplementing the calf. Had suspicions this morning that the calf had finally figured out the any time fast food situation so the evening milking was for us. Dominick the calf is definitely nursing off of mom and so I plan on continueing to milk her for our use, cheese, kefir, butter etc. I am SO EXCITED!!!!!!!

Still awaiting one more calf for the season. Broiler chicks are getting huge and will be processed in three weeks.

Friday, May 6, 2011

A sign of spring

Yea, saw my first hummingbird of the season this morning. Rose breasted grosbeaks are here also.

Fantastic news clip on Dexter Cattle!

this is a great little clip that tells about the breed.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Having a tough time lately getting a photo to post, here's another attempt

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

warmer days

Well it seems that perhaps spring is possibly here. Today will mark the second day IN A ROW that the sun has been out.

Dexters are loving the pasture rotation and are super easy to move. In fact Ruby (pictured) will run 11 mph to keep up with the quad and the grain bucket, she manages to jump and buck at that speed also.

Shorty is still holding onto to that calf!!! I'm sure it just seems like forever as this is one of the most anticipated births, as I intend to milk her. She has practically turned into a lap cow, loves the brushings and scratches and allows me to handle/touch her anywhere.

A few brave flowers have bloomed, we are still having heavy frost in the morning, guess that is to be expected when the overnight temp is only 33*