This winter is a bit special and it has nothing to do with the cattle. This winter - 2019/2020 - will be the last winter before our BABY starts school. School?! Oh my...where have the years gone? Our youngest is often on herd check duty with mama, while big brother is at school. I was talking with my mom recently and she reminded me to enjoy this season in life, because a … [Read more...] about Little Farm Hand and Herd Checks with Mama on the Cattle Farm
Winter is well underway on the farm. We had an early start to snowy weather, with our first big snow storm in early November. Not uncommon in recent winters, though, to have winter start early. Just seems to be the way it is now. What has been unusual this winter is that we had two separate rain/thaw events in December. Temperatures spiked to the 40's, which is extremely … [Read more...] about Rising Snow Levels and Tending Fence Lines on a Cattle Farm
Fencing, Fencing, Fencing. Fencing is SO important. I can't emphasize enough the importance of making sure you have an effective fencing system. If we were to give only one piece of advice to a starting-out cattle farmer, it would be to invest the time and money into putting-up an effective, durable and strong fencing system. In regards to our own fencing system, … [Read more...] about Cattle Starter’s Fencing Toolbox – Go-To Supplies for Cattle Fencing
Does your current cattle vaccination regime include a dewormer? If not, you may want to consider adding it. Pour-on topical dewormers, like Ivermectin, serve as an effective way to help control and manage internal and external parasites in your cattle. Ivermectin is cost-effective and a little application goes a long ways in keeping your cattle healthy. Dosage is … [Read more...] about Ivermectin Pour-On Dewormer for Cattle
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!