Farmer Markets

Our ewes are getting ready for lambing season... their belly's are getting bigger and their udders are taking shape - a true sign that time is getting near. We moved them Saturday in to the front pasture near the drive way so we can keep a closer eye on them. The grass is pretty lush and there is plenty of areas for them to get away from the flock if necessary. We now make walks through the flock on a daily basis to check for any changes. We have been pretty fortunate that we haven't had to assist many times. They seem to lamb on their own for the most part.

We brought the cows and calves in Saturday for their weekly check over. Vaccinated and wormed the calves, and all are looking really good. We are hoping to start weaning the calves in about a month. They are starting to drink so much milk from their mothers that the cows start loosing too much weight, and the calves are almost needing to get on their knees to nurse.

Saturday, Tina worked at the Farmer Market in Rocklin and Sunday Matt worked the Farmer Market in Carmichael... both met a lot of really nice people and were able to tell their story about our life on the farm. Matt is extremely proud of his beef program, and certainly showed it today at his very first market. I hope that they both will decide to continue the markets, as it seems such a great way to explain what we do on our farm and with our animals and pastures.

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1. Posiquit wrote:
Our little place botsas 8 large black hog piglets, one new bull calf, 25 each layer chicks and and broilers and three guineas. Our other heifer is due next month. We watch with fascination as these mommies nurture and care for their babies and we assist by taking care of the moms. In the case of chicks we are substitute moms. What a privilege to be part a marvelous creation.

Fri, May 4, 2012 @ 7:08 AM

2. Auth wrote:
Leanna, you're fortunate you get to watch those baby caelvs. I love the babies! I know that wonderful feeling you're describing when the cows move from pasture to pasture. You're can just feel their delight, joy. They certainly do not repress their excitement. Good for them! Really nice photos.

Fri, May 4, 2012 @ 8:44 AM

3. Sinem wrote:
I met a guy, or bloke as you might have called him, at inbketire one year who's claim to fame was that as an up and coming racer he had been invited to the house of Kelly and while there he had crapped in Sean's toilet. Career highlight right there for that guy.Shitchya indeed!

Fri, May 4, 2012 @ 10:09 PM

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