Monthly Archives: January 2012

Admiring New Farm Life

January 28, 2012
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Admiring New Farm Life

This time our cow gave birth in just the nick of time.  We had a bad storm the day before and we were expecting tornadic weather the next night.  She gave birth between the bad weather and in just enough time to get everyone safely to the barn before the down pour and the wind…

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Training A Milk Cow?

January 25, 2012
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Training A Milk Cow?

1st time milking animals don’t know the milking routine.  You have to train a milk cow how to milk.  We’ve trained two enormous beasts how to milk.  That means we are not experts and still have much to learn and even if we had trained 100 cows to milk… the 101st would be completely different.…

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The Birth of a Guernsey Dairy Calf

January 23, 2012
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The Birth of a Guernsey Dairy Calf

We’ve been anxiously awaiting the birth of a dairy calf here on our farm.  After weeks of checking and rechecking and nightly treks out to the cow pasture….One of our milk cows, Dixie, finally gave birth to a large, healthy bull calf Sunday afternoon! If you haven’t read my post about Waiting On A Dairy…

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Waiting on a Dairy Calf

January 12, 2012
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Waiting on a Dairy Calf

We’ve been waiting on one of our milk cows to have her calf.  It’s sorta like a “watch pot never boils” scenario.  I was sure she was going to go last week…. and then she didn’t.  And then I was absolutely sure she was going to calve the other day… and then she didn’t.  So…

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New Years Family Update

January 10, 2012
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New Years Family Update

We pray for blessings We pray for peace Comfort for family, protection while we sleep We pray for healing, for prosperity We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering All the while, You hear each spoken need Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things…… Another year has started.  2012…

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