Since it was a pretty day, and to save time and trouble down the road, we decided to go ahead and move our second calf to the coral today. Below is a video taken just after we placed him in the coral. We all love to watch them run and jump as the get used to the extra space after being in a stall for a few weeks.
When you live on a farm you need some stuff… know what I mean… You need tools, equipment, etc. However, It is a good idea not to get too carried away, like I did.
One of the most stupid purchases I ever made was a tractor… yep, a tractor. It was a 42 hp diesel. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb for many reasons, but basically, I have a small farm and that was a big tractor for this size farm.
On the other hand, one of the best purchases was a small farm John Deere mower (we call it a tractor) and trailer. Actually, the trailer was “free” when we bought the mower. Best “free” thing ever.
When you have a farm, even a small one, you are always moving something from here to there. Wood from the shed to the porch. Poop from the stall to the to compost bin. Hay from here to there. You get the idea… A wheel barrow will work, but can be a real pain, and does not always carry as much as you like. This trailer has been the perfect size for our small farm. Easy to manipulate and It will carry a decent amount for our operation. So, if you have a small farm, get a trailer. You will be happy you did.
I’ve been so busy with work I have not had much time to post, so here are some weekend updates.
First of all, we have more leaves on the ground than on the trees these days.
Our first calf of the season is has been in the coral for a little while. He had a bit of a tummy ache for a couple of days (scours), but after a little treatment, he seems to be doing well.
Today is a beautiful day. 72 degrees right now. Nice! It’s nice to hit a pretty day on the weekend. It makes it a bit easier to do some “catch up” farm chores. This nice weather is not supposed to last long, so Anna and I did some preparing for the coming weather.
I try to keep kindling on the porch where it’s dry. It’s no fun trying to cut up kindling for a fire when it is snowing outside. The process starts here, on the chopping block in front of the wood shed.
Then into my fancy bucket 😉
On to the porch… ready for the next fire
We really did not need more wood on the porch, but since it was so pretty outside we topped off the wood pile.
Well, that is the quick update. More to come later. Like the 2nd calf moving to the coral, etc.
We just had an earthquake here in KY. I was in the shower, so I didn’t feel a thing. Janet and Anna felt it though. Janet said it felt like a freight train went by the house and shook everything.