Category Archives: Cows

Picture of the Day: Getting Them In

  Here they are, refusing to get inside. Farmer decided it was time not just for Calfie but his mama, Venus, to be processed. Big Pig was forced in earlier and was in the front part of the trailer with … Continue reading

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Pictures of the Day: Animals

Foggy, wet day around here. Not much time being spent outdoors beyond the farmwork that must get done. Rex, our Anatolian Shepherd farm dog, behind the fence in the first pasture. The three bovine happy to be free to roam… Ducks…Our … Continue reading

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R * I * P

I had high hopes for today – lots of plans and an expectation that we would get some boxes checked off on the to-do list.  The early morning was pleasant as I walked Venus and Calfie to the back forty … Continue reading

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Edible Pets?

Does this picture look weird to you? Yep. That is our pregnant dairy cow IN our backyard. And Calfie was there as well. Who needs dogs when a cow can be this much fun?

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If We Were To Get Another Animal

I would get another Jersey Cow. Hands down, no question about it. In a heartbeat, if funds and availability turned up. She would be around 4 or 5 and bred back (pregnant) for the fall. If she had a calf, … Continue reading

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Breakfast on the Trustead

And here’s what breakfast looks like on the Trustead for our bovine… green, lush, FREE (can I get an ‘Amen’!?) grass. Eat bovine! Eat! Eat to your heart’s content! We still find it amazing that grass consumed by cows can … Continue reading

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Moo-itations – My Cow Sucks

So, I’m not trying to be edgy or vulgar or anything, but our cow sucks.   I don’t like that word and I only use it myself in the proper sense, so when I say, “Our cow sucks,” I am saying, … Continue reading

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Moo-itations – Spiritual Thoughts on Keeping A Cow

We are coming up on ten weeks of having our queen of the farm, Venus.  I am really enjoying her.  I’m amazed at the consistent food source she provides to our family.  In terms of a beverage, her milk is … Continue reading

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Early Morning – Recapped

Earlier than usual morning for us. Alarms goes off at 4:30am. Farmer and Homemaker, aka Hubby and Wifey, both stumble into action knowing the clock is ticking and Farmer must be in his car by 6:30 to get to an … Continue reading

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Beasts and Babes

The other morning was a trainwreck. Okay, that may be an exaggeration. But, nonetheless, it was a hard morning. Farmer and Homemaker trekked out in the cold darkness of early morning feeling weak and blurry-eyed. Waking up at 5 am … Continue reading

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