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Fun and Anxiety with the calves

Posted on by Tim Livingstone

We have had a very eventful few days with Misty and her twin heifer calves.  Yesterday she clearly wanted to get out of her pen and go outside so we let her.  One of the calves did not want to go through the mud so it went out the other way and got separated.  The dogs thought this was great but did not help with catching the calf...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once she was caught, the problem was how to get her up the field to her mama....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever seen a calf riding a wheeler?  It actually worked great and before long the family was happily together again.

 

 

 

 

This morning I let them out and later we found only one calf with her mother.  We looked for about 3 hours before finally finding the calf in the raspberry patch about 10 feet from where we lost it!  It was just the right color to blend in and not be noticed. 



3 More Heifers

Posted on by Tim Livingstone

Three more heifers (young female cows) have joined our herd.  A local farmer was looking for a good home for three yearlings and we think we will need them to supply enough calves to take care of all of your needs.  They are settling in well with the older cows.  We are still waiting for our cows to start having their calves but the day is getting closer - could be any day now.  We can hardly wait!

 



Egg Add-On now available for sign up

Posted on by Tim Livingstone

We've now added eggs to our boxes for the summer season.  These are available along with your veggie boxes but you will need to go on line and sign up for them separately.  You can sign up for as many dozen as you wish to receive weekly.  We are working on being able to offer a half dozen per week, but so far we have not found a 6 egg carton.  If we do find one at a reasonable cost, we'll also offer the half dozen egg share.  In the mean time, all who wish for a dozen a week can sign up.

By the way, the hen chicks are doing great.  They have almost doubled in size in less than a week and they are full of energy....



New Chicks arrived today!

Posted on by Tim Livingstone

Over 200 baby chicks arrived today.  They are only one day old and are as cute as can be.  They will grow up to be our next batch of laying hens and will provide the eggs we need to supply those of our customers who would like to get fresh, pasture raised, organic eggs along with their boxes this summer.  (We hope to have the egg sign up ready shortly.)

Baby chicks are so much fun when they are this size.  The run all around, explore, and make happy chirping sounds.  It seems they are just thrilled to be alive.  It is such fun to sit and watch them. 

Here our youngest son Bruce is making friends with a curious chick...