MM Livestock Co

  (Wildomar, California)
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Old Dogs and chilly mornnings

Tweed and I inaugurated the new farm tool this morning! We got on the new quad and took the sheep out to the open pastures. Tweed was thrilled to do more than just bring the girls in! He moved them through the gates and out to graze, kept them away from the road, and moved them quietly around the field. He is a good old dog, Papa as we call him is getting up in years but still get the job done. He doesn't have the speed for trialing anymore but still loves to work. Our Grace has quite a bit of talent and just needs to learn to Take Time with her sheep. The new lambs are fine and will go back out with the flock in 3 days. Today I'm seeding pasture 1 here at the home place, Oscar is putting in onions and garlic, and then its off to cold storage to pick up half a beef and 2 lambs for the weekend markets. Busy, busy but worth every minute! Get your Holiday orders in early! Standing rib roasts, Crown roasts, Hams, an Leg of Lamb are all great for Easter! 951-259-2072. Meg

Christmas Puppies!

Gracie aka The Velociraptor had 6 pups yesterday. 4 females 2males. They should make amazing stock dogs! Faith and Hope already have homes as do Blitz and Nick. Angel and Feliz are still available. This is an intentional cross to produce a Superior Cow dog. Our Grace is a working fool. Strong presence on her stock and Fearless! She moves sheep smoothly with style and can hold a line for days! She is the baby sister of my good dog Tweed and has 10 times his power. Wallace is well started on Cattle with classic Catahoula courage and try. These Cowboy curs are becoming very popular stock dogs, they are better suited to Cattle work than sheep and have no quit. Come see the babies in a few weeks! Watch for Grace's son Soot at the Red Bluff Cowdog Sale. See you soon! Don't forget to call first or email for an appointment Happy Holidays Meg

Branding day

Branding day went pretty well. We castrated 40 bull calves, branded all 82, took blood samples for testing, vaccinated, etc. I thought it was going to be crazy with all the extra people around but Chris kept everyone where they needed to be and there were no problems. In fact when the turn table broke one of the spectators happened to be a welder and fixed it on the spot. After the work was done and all the demonstrations over, the fellas had kids out in the pens roping hay bales and flinging dried cow chips while the rest of us finished cooking supper. We spit roasted a side of beef, cooked 200 ears of corn, 30 gallons of cowboy beans, baking powder biscuits, 2 wash tubs of salad, and 20 dutch oven Cobblers. The most fun for me was watching people try the fresh bull fries! We cleaned them, soaked them in buttermilk for a bit, gave em a dose of Chuck Wagon seasoning and flour then grilled em up. Good Stuff! We do this every year but this time it was really great to have our customers and folks from the community come out to watch. 200 people came away from the afternoon with a new appreciation fo how hard we work, what it takes to keep an operation like this going and the animals healthy. I'm shamelessly stealing a quote from one of our visitors and adding it to our advertizing.(With his pemission of course) "Grass feeding livestock isn't a production system. It's a RELIGION!" I think he summed it up pretty well! Here's the formula for BJ's Chuckwagon Seasoning. 1 cup grey salt 1/4 c Peppercorns 1/4 c dried garlic (not the granulated stuff) 1/4 c dried onion 1/4 c parika Mix in a food processor just until the peppercorns break up. store in an airtight container. This mix is the base for most of the sauces and rubs we use. you can build on it for hundreds of variations. Enjoy!
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