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A Moo...ving Experience

July 1, 2015

As part of my rotational grazing method of raising livestock, I moo-ve my cows often :o  I just need one gal to follow along and all the rest follow her. 277 more words

Draft Horses

Where Things Stand

Another month of neglect for this poor blog.

Last fall, I dealt with a kidney stone which impeded my shepherding.  In April, I again had pain in my lower abdomen.  334 more words


Happy As A Pig In .......... Shhhhhh

June 17, 2015

Our sow herd is out on pasture. They seem to love that space. The have several wallows thanks to all of our recent rains. 319 more words

June 2015

How much land do I need for....

A cow?

A horse?

A goat?

A lamb?


This is a common question people who are interested in having animals ask. The answer depends on a few things.  1,396 more words

Our Farm

hot cows

If you ever see a cow standing with her neck arched, mouth open, saliva dripping from her jaws, respiration about eighty breaths per minute, get her out of the sun. 176 more words

Dairy Cow

calculating forage

We walked out to look at Sweetheart this evening before bed.  She is four days past due calving, but seems unconcerned about it, a state I can’t appreciate, having always been wildly impatient under such circumstances.  155 more words

Rotational Grazing

new grass

Thirteen steers, heifers and dry cows came up from the back of the monastery farm to graze some new pasture on the road, grass on a neighbor’s land that we’ve never used before.  49 more words

The Daily Grind