Mother Nature gifted us with a beautiful day and we used it to the fullest on the farm. With snow in the forecast for tomorrow we got a lot of projects completed, had some fun, and ended the day with a special surprise.
|Surveillance camera mounted on a rotating arm|
|Cows in the pen with the surveillance camera above|
|Watching cow TV in the house|
|viewing cow TV on a smart phone|
|Mary in her rubber boots and mud puddles|
30 cute little calves have joined the farm yard and many more are to follow. Calving time entails a lot of work and making sure the calves and cows have a clean dry place to lay is very important. Clean bedding is needed to keep animals from getting infected or ill. We spent most of Saturday setting up a larger area for the calves and cows which included two calving huts. These huts have low openings which are just big enough for the calves to walk under but to small for the cows to get in. This allows the calves to have a safe place to lay that stays clean and protected from the wind.
|Kids playing in the calving huts as we put down fresh bedding|
|Calf laying in the fresh bedding getting some sun|
|Me and two cute babies|
|Simon sharing a tender moment with a calf|
|Brothers gazing at a new born calf|
|Mary and Snowflake just days after she was born 2 yrs ago|
|Mary showing Snowflake at the county fair 2 years ago|
|Me about 2 years ago just before Rose was born|
|Cookie our mother cat|
|Cow days away from calving|
|The divider was removed from between two stalls so the piglets can have more room as they get bigger. They will feed from only their mother.|
|This is the guilt that Brad has choosen for the kids to show at the fair this summer. |
Check in the begining of Aug to see how big she has grown.