I have always enjoyed taking pictures of our herd. Looking through my lens, I witness the changing of the seasons, from lush, green pastures to snowy, white blankets. I watch our herd grow and flourish. And on the very special occasion, I watch a new life come into this world. It probably comes as no surprise, therefore, that my very favorite season to photograph is what … [Read more...] about Naptime, Baby Calves!
red angus calves
We are nearing the end of May and calving has been in full swing for close to a month. Our first calf hit the ground on April 21st and we have had 11 more calves since - all strong and healthy. Of our 12 calves, we had to pull one 90lb bull calf, and then, provide literally a slight tug of the legs, with our hands, on a heifer calf. The calf likely would have … [Read more...] about 2015 Calving Update
Finally. Our very first calving season is officially over. The majority of our calves were born in May but we had two late-calvers: one on June 13th and the last calf born on July 9th. For the last few weeks I have been trying to get an updated photo of each calf but they are quick, sneaky and camera shy little buggers. Without further ado, we introduce the Wood Farm 2014 … [Read more...] about Introducing the Wood Farm 2014 Calf Lineup!
In our last Calving post, we shared the birth story of our first ever calf a harrowing and nerve-racking 1st calving experience for all of us. Today, we continue with the story of that very special calf, B1. Hours turned into days as we fought against the elements and the clock to save our very first calf. Here is B1's story.... After calf B1 made his entrance … [Read more...] about It’s Calving Time: Part 2
April showers snow storms bring May flowers April/May calves! The last month we have been on pins and needles, excited and nervous for the start of our first ever calving season. We were so relieved when the snow finally melted away and we started to have several dry, sunny days in a row. We figured it was the perfect time for a calf to be born, right? It seemed that all of … [Read more...] about Snow, Rain, Sleet…It’s Calving Time: Part 1