Animals are very hardy and God created them to grow thick winter coats to protect them from the elements. So why do we need to worry about winterizing our stock trailer to protect them from the elements?
I can honestly say that I have never had a pedicure. I am not complaining, it is just something I have never done. I guess I am just a little weird about people touching my feet. Cow pedicures...now they are a regularly scheduled part of life around here.
Cows hooves are just like your fingernails. They grow. Some grow faster than others, some grow out nicely and some grow out funky. Most of the time just walking around the pastures and barn, the cows are able to keep the hooves worn down. Occasionally, they need a little help. That is when we call in our hoof trimmer, Joe Litt.
We are gearing up for the North American International livestock Exhibition next month and want to have all the show cattle in tip top shape. A good hoof trimmer can fine tune a cow and help to fix some walking issues that cows may be experiencing due to a wrong angle or too long hoof.
We post a lot of pictures of our show cows, but it has been a while since you have heard much about the rest of our herd. While we do love the show stock, the herd out in the field is just as great. The field herd is what we are using to build our show herd.
Each cow is so unique and special. When you have a small farm and can only have a very limited number of animals, you must be very selective in what you keep. Each cow has a very specific reason for being here.
Without further ado....here is our herd.
Life is busy. Life is crazy. Life is crazy busy. Sometimes I think I am going crazy.
There is so much that we want to do. There is so much that we have to do...but we can't do it all.
The past two years we have realized that our life is a little out of control. We built this life to love it, not to have life run away with us. We packed our days to the brim allowing little down time. While there are seasons of life when this is necessary, it can't be an always thing.
The Ohio Cattlemen's Association has given us a great opportunity by adding a class for miniature cattle at the BEST shows. With this great opportunity comes great responsibility. If we want to continue to gain opportunities to show our cattle and to promote the miniature cattle industry, we have to be willing to put ourselves out there and to utilize the opportunities that we already have.
So what is so great about the BEST program and why should you be a part of it?
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.