Thursday, April 4, 2013

An Old Farmer

*author unknown

                                An Old Farmer's Advice

* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

* Keep skunks, bankers, and lawyers at a distance.

* Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

* Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

* Do not corner something you know is meaner than you.

* It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

* You cannot unsay a cruel word.

* Every path has a few puddles.

* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

* The best sermons are lived, not preached.

* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.

* Don't judge folks by their relatives.

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

* Live a good, honorable life. When you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.

* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

* Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Ice sculpture and Snowman

You should see the cool snowman our last guests made!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Here she is!!

We are pleased to announce that Cinnamon had her calf this morning at about 6:55 a.m.

 Many of our recent visitors and Facebook followers have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of our newest addition! Well, here she is!! Be warned that she is wet, naked and slimy in these photos. She is only moments old in these photos; before she even stood up for the first time. They were taken before our photographer got on the bus this morning!

 Cinnamon is one of our oldest dairy cows. If you've visited the farm, chances are you've met her. She is a Jersey cow. She comes in the barn every night. You've likely even milked her!
The calf  is a heifer (girl).  Both she and her mama are doing well. She will need a name. We've one suggestion so far; "Nutmeg".

Monday, September 3, 2012

A new baby!

We have a new bull calf. He was born yesterday, September 2, 2012, at about 4:05p.m. (Of course he was, we were supposed to be at a dinner party at 4:00.)
Cupcake, the mama cow, and the new calf are both doing well. She had an easy delivery assisted by Heidi (since we were both dressed to leave).
He had his first bottle last night and loved it.
He is a nice big calf, dark in color.
Visiting hours are daily 6-7 p.m. , by appointment or by chance.

*For those of you who don't know; this is Cupcake's first calf. She will now be a milking cow in our little herd. She is a Jersey cow.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Farm kids have responsibility

Just some random woman made me write this morning.

If you stop by a farm looking to buy something, often you'll be greeted by a farm kid. Treat them with respect; chances are they have more responsibilities than your child ever did. They are left back at the farm to deal with you while the rest of the family is out fixing fence or making hay. If you ask them to buy a dozen eggs, why would you doubt how much they are? Have you ever raised a hen? Have you any idea the cost of feed? Bet the farm kid does!

First off, the woman who just stopped wanted to buy 12 dozen eggs. Would have to have quite a few hens to squeeze out that many eggs a day. 2nd off she wanted 'a deal' since she wanted so many. Then she didn't believe our daughter when she told her how much they were and wanted to talk to someone else about how much she had to pay. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

I simply went outside told the woman that they were our daughter's responsibility and whatever she said was how it was. Ok, maybe I babbled a on a little about the cost of grain these days....... probably just to keep my mouth from saying what I really wanted to say.

Trust the kids! Don't ignore them! They just as much run this place as we do!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

What do your kids do when they need money?

When our son needs a few more bucks than what he makes at work, his gears start spinning and he starts creating..... Here is a glimpse at what he created today!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Almost kidding season

May 11th our goats are due to start kidding. I'm really hoping the weather is decent so they can kid outside. We raise percentage Boer goats. The does were all bred to a fantastic buck that looked as good in person as he does on paper. We're really looking forward to seeing what kind of kids he throws. He is a fullblood Boer buck. He was with us for only a short time. We drove for hours to meet and buy him. Then he bred mostly all of our does and I got a phone call asking if I had a buck for sale. After hesitating for a second I decided that yes, I guess I did have a buck for sale even though I didn't even know I did. So, a couple came, fell in love w/ him and away he went. Off to another farm to sire yet another group of kids.