I am proud.
Proud to be a farmer.
Proud of Miniature Herefords.
Proud to be a Miniature Hereford farmer.
Everywhere you go you will find someone with an opinion. And, unfortunately, the most opinionated are the ones that usually choose to share that opinion.
In this industry, there are so many differences in cattle, that you will find an overabundance of strong opinions. Some cattle farmers have a little bit of everything, but a lot of farmers are true to one particular breed. And they usually feel very strongly about that breed.
Once calving season is done, our sights quickly move on to the next step...
Re-breeding the cows.
We have struggled for several years to get everyone back on a Spring calving rotation. We prefer to have our calves born in March and April, but are O.K. if calving gets pushed into May. Sometimes we have June and July babies, which isn't ideal, but we won't complain.
Some people prefer fall calves. We do not prefer fall calves, but Rain was a fall calf and that worked out pretty well for us.
I am sitting on the back patio....
You know...the patio behind that door you haven't even opened in over a month.
The patio, that until yesterday, had flowering weeds over my head.
The patio built to be a peaceful place of retreat after a long day of work on the farm.
That is the patio that I am sitting at today as I write this post.
I have missed this beloved patio.
Hello! I am Heather... the city girl turned mom to manure loving country boys. My husband and I both grew up in the city, but spent weekends visiting grandparents in the country. We are first generation farmers who learn best by almost always doing things the hard way. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures down on the farm.