One of the most special parts of running a cow-calf operation, is seeing the bond between mama cow and her baby. I captured some sweet moments over the last few days and wanted to share here. These "babies" in the pictures below were born in spring-2019. This is our first year on a delayed-weaning schedule. Normally, the calves would be wintered separately on the farm. It … [Read more...] about The Bond Between Mama Cow and Calf
Farming in General
Happy New Year 2020! We wish all of our readers (and critters) a very Safe, Happy, and Productive 2020 on the cattle farm! A lot has happened in our lives over the last decade. August 2010 - We got married in a beautiful field in Montana. May 2012 - Found out we were expecting baby #1. Still living and working in Montana. Early-August 2012 - Jer … [Read more...] about Happy New Year 2020 from our Cattle Farm to Yours!
Fences are a great invention. We like fences. Fences are good. They tend to keep our animals where they need to be. Emphasis on the word "tend". As I shared in a previous post, moose and fences don't really get along here on our farm. When a moose takes on an electric fence, the fence usually ends up flat on the ground! We train our animals to respect the electric … [Read more...] about Tales from the Cattle Farm: “What are you DOING?! Get out of THERE!”
Calving season is by far the most anticipated season on the farm. We have had 6 calving seasons so far. The wonder at watching new life come into the world never ceases to amaze us. I have been blessed to witness many births over the years. Most of the time, I am alone but a few times, I have had the boys with me. What an experience and education for them! And, this past … [Read more...] about Tales from the Cattle Farm: “The calf is coming!”
We run a cattle farm in Northern Maine. Our neck of the woods is frequented by many wild critters - big and small. Of all our wildlife visitors, one stands out as arguably the most majestic and massive. The MOOSE. I love and respect wildlife, don't get me wrong. BUT....for any farmer that uses fences and would like to see those fences upright and not laying on the ground, … [Read more...] about Tales from the Cattle Farm: “Moose breaks gate, and the cows think it is fate!”