This winter is the worst I can remember since childhood
It has been colder, with more snow, than I ever expected.
Farm Chores are not exactly glorious in frigid weather, like this; however,
such things do not wait. . .
Just ask my farming fellow
Right now, we are going through approximately 2,200 lbs of
hay a week, and thankfully, we found a source just a few miles
down the road and do not have to store any. We just pick it up,
The beef cattle operation where we buy our hay is also
run by a former dairyman who is going to AI'ed our heifer, Stella, next month.
We know dealing with sexed semen, conception rates are fairly low, and heat
detection is difficult with a single heifer, so wish us Luck! We will have a lot
invested in her breeding when it is all said and done.
I'm honestly getting closer to the idea of Rooster in the stew pot
every single time I am at the barn
On a poultry note, our Blue Laced Red Wyandottes are coming along beautifully, though most have ended up Splash in color. I believe we have 3 roosters and 5 hens. They are, without a doubt, some of the most beautiful chickens I've ever seen.
Everyone here at the farm looks forward to seeing warmer weather soon!