Category: Cattle

Cow Pregnancy Test

It would be nice if they made a cow pregnancy test where you could just stick the little plastic indicator under the cow’s urine flow and have it read the cow baby hormone in about 30 seconds.  I mean, really, how hard…

Farm Boys Gathering Hay for the Winter

I hope to pick up farm blogging again.  So much has happened around here.  The biggest change we’ve been dealing with is learning how to adjust with 9 children.  Our little newborn baby is beautiful and with that wonderful package comes 24/7…

2010 Spring Time on the Farm

It isn’t a understatement that we have been swamped with activity here on the farm. This year has brought us many changes….many good changes for our family and we are starting to feel like we are gaining traction once again.…

Tex on Tex

Talk about a cowboy. Here we have Tex the son in the cowboy hat, riding on Tex, mommom’s freezer beef. The stated idea was to use a cow to round up the cows. I’m not so sure that worked well.…

Calves For Sale

We have a little side business we wanted to let you all know about.  For the past couple months, we have been buying and selling dairy bulls and having quite a lot of fun in the process.  We have made…

The Guernsey Dairy

We do not have a mature dairy bull on our farm. We have been told by those more experienced than we, that dairy bulls are the most dangerous farm animal around.  We do however have a bunch of bull calves here…

More Cow Talk

Our boys are raising a cow for their grandparents.  They named him Tex.  They have been bottle feeding him for a while now and he is finally weaned!  He weaned from the bottle last week…he still likes Havala’s ear.    I am sympathetic to the…

Introducing Havala

Baby calves are so enjoyable to have around on the farm.  We love watching them romp and play.  Here’s one of our baby cows named Havala.  Here, Hava is chasing our 8 year old as he makes his way over…

WHOAHHHH…Slow down there….

We’re trying too.  We just realized it has been almost two weeks since we posted.  For shame.  Good thing the blog doesn’t require water or feed, doesn’t need it’s pen moved to a fresh green patch, doesn’t need a bottle or…

MomMom’s Cow

…been busy…feeding their MomMom’s (grandma’s) calf… We have found that bottle feeding calves is sort of like bottle feeding a lamb or goat, only a baby cow is really a big animal to be so “little” , ya know, and is only…

Calf Chasing

We have a new exercise…it’s called calf chasing.  You can join us every morning and evening if you like.  It’s what you do when you buy a bull calf that does not like you. This only looks like a leisurely…