We had a eventful Memorial Day Weekend at the MN state dairy goat show. Stella Luna was a hit and we took home a reserve champion for breed class.
Finishing up all the last minute chores before it turns cold again. I wasn’t the only one enjoying the warm weather.
In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, we patiently waited to hear how livestock competition would occur this year. We soon discovered that all in person events were cancelled along with the county and state fair. 4-H did, however, hold a virtual competition for kids. The amount of kids competing was significantly lower than aContinue reading “Unique “Virtual” Competitions for 2020″
At her own time, 6 days late, we welcome a baby girl from Ruby. She was 4 lbs. 2 oz. and it was a smooth delivery. It was the first time we delivered a baby backwards but didn’t have any issues.
https://www.unchosenones.org/ As I was traveling through the Minneapolis Airport, my eyes caught a display with a giant purple ribbon and images of livestock on the wall. As I neared the images, I was intrigued by a artist’s presentation called “The Unchosen Ones”. This was a project circling around county and the state fair and theContinue reading “The unchosen ones”
Noting keeps you humble than welcoming the arrival of new babies on the farm. We welcomed 5 new lambs (3 boys and 2 girls). We were waiting for weeks for Snowflake to deliver and learned about ewes having a prolapse. All turned out well and she was able to deliver on her own. However whileContinue reading “Spring Babies amidst the Pandemic”
Some nice weather has been peaking it’s head out and we have been taking advantage of welcoming a new batch of baby piglets and do some livestock maintenance around the farm. Welcome to our new batch of pigs. If you are interested in ordering pork please complete a order form.
It has been a little bit but it is late fall and I have two out of three goats bred and have welcomed the temporary addition of a ram we have nicknamed “Bucky”. He spent the evening checking out the barn, field and the girls. He will stay for about a month and head backContinue reading “Fall Breeding”
It has been a filled spring that was full of some new experiences for me. I was blessed to get a official goat trailer and I took it out on the road and participated in two sanctioned ADGA goat shows. It was a great learning experience and received some good feedback on the herd. HereContinue reading “A filled spring”
This year we headed to Arizona to enjoy some warmer temperatures and some sun. I am blessed to have my neighbor watch over the farm while we are gone. On Saturday morning I received an encrypted text with an image of a lamb. I received confirmation that Snowflake our sheep had her lamb all byContinue reading “Spring Break Surprise and Fun with the Babies”