Ruthie (heifer, on the left – that’s momma on the right) got loaded up and hauled to the locker this evening, and they’ll harvest her in the morning.
We acquired our first beef cow as a bred Angus heifer in late 2011 from a farmer friend whom we had loaned use of our hay field for a crop of beans followed by corn. He had already named her Judy.
Yesterday was “Roundup Day” here on the farm – it was time to take our heifer, Punch, to the locker for butchering, and while I had access to the stock trailer, we also loaded up our cow Judy and took her to a farming friend with a bull for breeding.
Beth has been making Christmas tree coffee cakes for a number of years – it’s our family tradition to enjoy this delicacy on Christmas morning, and despite a very full schedule this year, she managed to deliver the goods yet once again (which we greatly enjoyed!). She always makes a few extra to give away to our neighbors (one of… Read more »
This is Mary, the hair sheep Beth bought two falls ago. She was supposed to be Easter Dinner, but we never seemed to get around to it. With Christmas Day being tomorrow, and learning by happy accident that Tyler’s boss was planning to butcher two of their own lambs today, we decided that a lamb roast would be quite nice… Read more »