Some new cows have arrived at our little farm. Thanks to more customer pre-orders, we have had the opportunity to purchase two more cows and provide farm fresh beef to our awesome friends/customers. We cannot say enough to those who have supported our farm. It's awesome that people are willing to shop local and support a small family farm. We are not doing this to get rich by any means, trust me... But, we get to do something that we love and provide ourselves and others with farm fresh food! Could you go shopping and find a cheaper product? More than likely, but in this day and age, knowing where your food comes from is even more important and we try to price fairly and competitively. So, thank you for your continued support. :)
Now.. The cows.. They look great and have done really well so far in adapting to their new home. They are meeting all the other farm animals and making themselves right at home. Funny watching to see who was going to be the "herd-leader"... Everyone was jockeying for position. The first feeding was an adventure, as everyone wanted to see what the other was having... Trying to make sure certain cows get certain amounts of food was a bit tough with a type of cow-dancing going on... Two-step there, three step here, around each other, and finally back to their starting point. It was Dancing with the Stars with cows! The first morning, I caught everyone laying under the barn in their straw bedding. I think they like their new pampered life. Straw beds, good quality feedings, a pasture to roam, these guys are set. They will live a good life while they are here. We respect our animals and try to do things the right way. Might not always be the easiest or cheapest way, but it's important to us.
What's coming up? Well... We plan on expanding our pasture and utilize more of the west side of our property. Going to take some work, but I think I have a volunteer in mind...(DAD!) We also plan to over-seed by way of frost seeding our pasture. Been doing some research on frostseeding, instead of using a seed drill, and it seems that it is just as effective. We want to add some more legumes (clover and alfalfa) to our pasture mix. Hope to do all this very soon... Today, we also order our first batch of 50 meat chickens. We are going with Red Rangers again, as they are awesome at free-ranging! So.. Baby chicks will be here at the end of March. When you here chicks peeping away, Spring is so very close! Thanks for stopping by and reading about our little farm. We appreciate all the support! Any questions or if you would like to pre-order some chickens or beef, please send an email and we would love to talk with ya! RJ