Hello to my fellow followers. Sorry I have been MIA lately, but summer classes began on Monday and quite frankly I was not expecting so much work! Ya, ya I know I’m taking 13 credits, but they’re all online! There’s so much reading every day and if anyone is familiar with summer classes you know the classes are weeks shorter than the normal in-class sessions. So really I shouldn’t be surprised with the amount of work I have to do. Ohh well… bring on the 4.0 (praying anyways) because I’m ready and I’m more than ready to graduate in December!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day and treated or were treated to a special day. My mother and I did the usual day-to-day. Wake up, feed livestock, feed yourself, work around the farm, nap (occasionally), feed livestock, feed yourself, sleep. Yup that’s about all we do every day. I did cook for her though… Made a delicious Baked Omelet Casserole, Rhubarb Dessert, and oops I forgot what I cooked for supper. If you’re like me, Sunday was a long time ago! 🙂 I will get the recipes and my semi-good pictures up hopefully tomorrow. Ohhh and the sad part about my dessert, it was literally gone before I even got to take a picture of the final product… Ohh buddy, but it’s just so gooooood!! 🙂 Bare with me though, I’ve got to do homework and plant some of the garden tomorrow. It’s supposed to storm again later this week so we want to get some of the seeds in the ground and plus… by the sign of the moon it is good planting! Yes, we go by the almanac here… it has never failed us before!
Anyways, in my last post I promised a picture of our new baby so I will deliver one to you! He is such a gentle big, baby boy. Weighed in at 82 pounds. Ya that’s not all that big, but he’s big enough. Here on DMF Farms we like the “easy-calving” bulls. What does that mean? Well that means we want a bull who is going produce a light-weight calf such as 60-70 pounds. We don’t want the cows or heifers having trouble calving and we sure don’t like to have to pull calves. We’ve had to do that a couple of times this year with our first-calf heifers, but it hasn’t been anything too serious. Our Bismark bull, Long John, out of the popular SAV Bismark has been having some excellent calves thus far! Our other bull, Dandy, which is a Power Design bull has also been having some great calves hit the ground. If you or anyone else is looking for 2014 show prospects we have them here on the farm! Excellent gaining abilities of the bulls/steers and the heifers make exceptionally great cows with high milking percentage!! These calves will do great in the show ring as well as on the farm whether you’re looking for a replacement heifer, show steer or bull!! But I’ll quit now and get off of my soapbox which I’m sure you’re happy to hear! 🙂
Hmm… so what else has happened in the last few days? The most exciting thing was when my nephew brought home a new pet, but sadly I can’t share what kind of pet because we want to make sure it’s going to survive. He’s such a cutie though… we’ve named him Shadow. I can give a few hints as to what it may be and you can comment and let me know your guesses! He’s gray with some black and enjoys coming out at night. Ok, that’s all the hints I can give you!
Well, I better hit the sack. Busy day tomorrow. I’m hoping to get all my homework and the garden planted in time to do a little mushrooming before they’re gone! Last week my sister-in-law and I went out and found five pounds! We’re up to a total of 15 pounds this year, but I’ve heard a lot of people have found more than that in just one trip out! Here is just one of the pictures I snapped while out hunting the other day…
Enjoy and Goodnight!