It's Fall and that means just about every day there is a cattle sale. Spring calves are weaned and everyone is looking ahead to the next show season.
In a sea of cattle farms and sales, what is the best way to sell your cows?
Online sales, live auctions, on-farm sales, Facebook (if they don't delete your post), Craig's list, your own website...how do you get the sale?
If you read the post last week, you are well aware that we are having some feeding issues.
We have a cow with an ulcer that is being aggravated by several things...but one being too much feed.
As we talked with the vet and established a plan to get Angel turned around, it quickly became apparent that we needed to make major changes to our feeding plan.
Did you know that cows can get ulcers?
I didn't either...until one of our cows had one.
You may remember how sick Angel was on our trip to Oklahoma for Junior Nationals. It wasn't until we arrived home and our vet examined her that we learned she had a bleeding ulcer.
This past year we have watched Isaac turn from just a teenage boy into a man. A very big part of me wants to hold on to him for forever, but when I look at him, I no longer see my little boy. He really is a man just biding his time...waiting for the next step in life.
It makes me sad...but makes me glad at the same time...
Isaac turns 17 tomorrow, so of course I had to sit him down for his annual question and answer session.
I always look forward to these birthday interviews. It isn't often that I get to sit down with my kids one on one to just talk about stuff.
Walker is the one that throws curve balls. Just when you think you can predict what he is going to say...he says something so off the wall it leaves you speechless.
If you missed his past interviews, you find them here.
Life is never dull with Walker around.
We spent Memorial Day weekend on vacation!
An actual vacation...that didn't involve any cows.
Complete with very sketchy phone service...that made it even more of a vacation.
We rented a houseboat at Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. We have been to Lake Cumberland twice before, but this is the first time we have been there since they finished repairs on the dam, and also the first time we have rented a houseboat.
The highlight of each evening was sitting around the table and watching a slideshow of all the pictures from the day. Instead of showing you all the beautiful pictures, I thought I would show you the pictures everyone kept asking to go back to.
The bloopers and action photos of the week.
Today is not just a day off work.
Today is a day to remember and honor.
Remember those who have fallen and honor those who served.
Just over a week ago, our family had the privilege of participating in a special event to honor some who served.
My dad and uncle both served in the Navy during Vietnam. They recently had the privilege of participating in an Honor Flight.
I had known for a while that they were going, but I had no idea we would be involved.
Wow, this weekend was hot!
It was a reminder that Memorial Day is just around the corner and summer is almost here.
One more week of school. One last week to push through, stay inside and study for those exams.
Then...summer will finally be here!
Vacations, shorts, sandals....I can't wait!
I had to pull out the bug spray and the sunscreen this weekend...and the jeans were just too much.
All signs of good things to come.
As a mom approaching Mother's Day, let me help you out and give you a little insight into what moms really want for Mother's Day.
I'm a farm mom. I am not high maintenance...or at least I don't think so...and I really don't want flowers.
I know...I just burst a lot of bubbles.
A showman walks into the show ring with his cow all clean, fitted and looking fine.
The showman isn't looking too shabby himself with his crisp, clean shirt, fancy show jeans, cowboy hat and boots to match.
But getting to the show ring looking like a million bucks is easier said than done.
You see...there is a whole lot of poop going on back in those barns...
And it is no easy feat keeping the poop where it is supposed to be and not all over the kid.
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.