Imagine, if you will, a spring weekend in Nebraska. The birds are singing, calves are playing, and this Mom had 30 hours home alone. Such was a recent weekend here on the ranch. Hubby and sons went to visit family in Minnesota. I was determined to plant the garden and someone needed to keep an eye … More The Calf and the Well Pit
We spent a lot of time last night bringing the cows home from their winter corn stalks and getting hay bales set out for them. Why? Because of winter storm “Kayla”, which was predicted to bring 8-12″ of snow along with 40 mph winds to our little corner of the world. Livestock can handle harsh weather … More Blizzard February 2, 2016
All winter, the cows have been out on cornstalks. For those unfamiliar with Nebraska, cornstalks are what is leftover after a combine harvests the grain from a cornfield. The leaves and husks are good feed for cows. Of course, the combine never gets 100% of the corn , so the cows spend their first few … More The Cows Came Home
Our puppy loves to nap on the front porch. Most of the time she sleeps on the rug. Recently she decided to surplant the kitties from their favorite nap spot. We had our first snow of the year recently. I do not care for winter or snow, but I greatly appreciated any precipitation in this … More Random Photos: Sleeping Puppy, Cows and Snow, Football Fans
On election day, it seems appropriate to wonder about the perfect presidential candidate. I had to look no further than my own pasture to find the perfect president. Really! Read on to check out my criteria and why “Cow” is the perfect chief executive…. Economy and Job Creation: Cows produce 100+ pounds of poop per … More Cow for President!
It has been a while since I have posted and I apologize. I have a lot to catch you up on…let’s get started. Calves. Calving time is my favorite time of year (as many of you know). This year has been better than 2011. Last year, we had many unexplained calf deaths which really bother … More Calves, Alfalfa, Dry Weather, Baseball, Kittens, and Other Updates from the Farm
Coyotes might be noisy, but that makes them easy to avoid. Mountain lions on the other hand…. Chew your food well. When you produce over 100 pounds of poop every day, someone has to spend a lot of time cleaning up after you. Sometimes you gotta run through the grass and kick up your heels. … More All I Really Needed to Know, I Learned from a Cow