Pep was having a little drooling problem so Emma was trying to clean it up.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
V walked down to the river today and took these pictures.
Monday, July 21, 2008
We just found out Friday that E will be able to go to the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Show at the end of the month. 13 states can send 42 horses each. Needless to say, we've been doing a lot of riding.Yesterday the girls attended a riding clinic for their 4-H horse club.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
A couple of months ago we traveled to North Carolina to check out some purebred Herefords. We ended up purchasing 5 cows and 6 heifers. They were finally delivered this week.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I spent a lot of today working with the horses.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
When we moved the cattle yesterday, we had to get a limping calf up in order to treat it for sore foot.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Because we practice rotational grazing, the cattle need to be moved from one field to another every 2-7 days depending on the size of the field. Most moves just involve opening the gate and letting them into the next pasture. However, today's involved walking 75 cow/calf pairs .4 miles to the next location. Emma, thinking she is helping with the mini cattle drive.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
These are flowers that have recently bloomed in my yard.This rose was originally growing wild at an old home site on my grandparents farm. I thought if it could live for 50 years in a cow field without any attention maybe I could grow it. It has done quite well.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
We just returned today from a short beach vacation. This was the view from the deck. The weather was very nice, maybe a little breezy in the afternoons.Shark tooth hunting is the biggest past time here. I found 250.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I started a new yard project today. I've been wanting a grape arbor, but I can't just put up an arbor. I have to dig up the sod, level the ground and build a retaining wall.V was a big help all day. She cleared most of the sod and helped collect the rocks out of the field.
This was the end of today's progress.