November’s post talks about how our bees did after the first Minnesota snow storm, our decision and commitment to purchase Galloway cattle, the challenges we are facing with predators and more as I attempt to make this transition from the Military life to a life on a farm.
How many of you are looking for ways to save time on your homestead? I’m raising my hand. Some days it seems like there are never enough hours. Am I right? One way that we try to save precious time around our homestead is by striving for a simpler life. But sometimes homesteading doesn’t really […]
In this post I discuss the different options for castration of bull calves and a funny story about our first attempts.
I wish we had luscious green grass for our cow year round, but like most places, we only have green grass for short periods. In winter, we don’t get much rain at all, and our sub-tropical grass species die off with the cooler weather. This is when we need to feed our house cow extra […]
I was recently contacted by a friend with a sick steer. She described his symptoms and I was concerned that is sounded quite serious, but I hesitated to recommend that she called a vet. Unfortunately the animal later died, which confirmed my suspicions, however we were both comfortable that she did all she could to […]
A couple of times now I’ve heard people say that only bulls have horns. The second time it was a radio announcer. I thought I better write a post to explain that some cows have horns…. and some bulls don’t! Read more over at Eight Acres.