Sunday, March 8, 2015

Calving Season

Most cattlemen  have a lot of the same problems.  For this farm we would always have to move by Gator or carry a  slow moving calf and her Mommy across another grass pasture and then through the corner of my  yard and cross the county road.    A couple of years ago they came up with building this pen to corral them, bring in the trailer and load them up.  Does a great job when the ground is frozen.  We have just started to calf in this back pasture and will continue for 30 to 45 days depending on how well the bulls did their job.

Still don't know anything about the heifer they tell me she is getting closer everyday.  This is our way of  life everyday cows are our business now and all year long.

The weather is going to get better each day  hang on I think spring is just around the corner.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Birds and Flowers

 A year ago I wrote about this little guy because I was worried about the red on his back side.   After reading just the other day I found out those are his red feathers and that is what makes him a Purple Finch.  Problem solved
This orchid decided to bloom for Valentines Day.  I received it on Valentines Day 5 years ago and it has only bloomed 3 times he thinks he is a biennial plant and he maybe but I have had some that bloom every year.
Farm report  We have number 11 tag on my kitchen table  you know every thing is done on the kitchen table even marking cattle tags.   We have a Heifer in the barn that Mike swears is going to have twins.  Jim says she is  a day late because he knew when she was breed.  OK the story is to be continued maybe the rain will start her labor. I always said when the barometric pressure drops we have calves, that is when it rains and snows so the story goes