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06 May · Thu 2010
Boy oh Boy. Where does the time go? Seems like yesterday we had snow on the ground and now it is May and 90 degrees! Mom always said the older you get the faster time goes. She sure was right. We have started the first cutting of hay, all is going well. Equipment is running good, we will keep our fingers crossed on that. We are about done with the calving for the year. We still have a couple left to go. One of the older cows Nell has been looking like she could have her calf any day now. We have been saying that for a week! I guess she will have it when it is time. We have been working on the new barn/store as time permits. Getting the insulation up and we have power to it. We will have to get the concrete floor in the store area done. We are very excited there is a new farmer's market opening up in Corsicana and we will be attending it this Saturday. It is our first time to attend a market, been making a list of what we need to take with us so we don't forget anything. That is the plan anyway. We got quite a surprise on Good Friday. A stray dog we picked up blessed us with 9, yes 9 puppies!! As soon as they are old enough we will be trying to find good homes for them. They sure are cute. I'd better get back at it, looks like the hay is about dry enough to start raking. Take care and God Bless you until next time.
Posted by Gary @ 10:05 AM CDT
31 Mar · Wed 2010
Well it finally feels like spring. After the unusual winter weather and the snow we are all glad to see some sun and warmth. The cows have been calving like crazy. We had 5 in one day. It is fun to go out and watch the calves play. They run around in what we call "little rat packs", seems they have their own circle of friends they hang out with like children. The grass is really starting to come up and the cows don't seem to ever quit eating. I am sure it is a treat after hay all winter long.
We decided to build a multi-use building this year. One end will be the store front for the natural beef and produce we sell and the other end has a big door so we can get the equipment in and work on it out of the weather. The men who built it for us did a super job and we are very excited. Now the work begins getting the inside finished so we can get up and running. Take care until next time!
Posted by Gary @ 06:03 PM CDT