With winter comes changes

On our farm winter means the chores are changing. Gone are checking the garden , picking the flowers, and sitting on the hill except on a sunny day while checking fences. The focus now goes to making sure the water is busted through for the cattle and the calves are doing well. The weaned calves will need extra care, while their moms still sometimes raise their voice to say “where are you”. The field fences will be taken up and the cattle brought down closer to the house. The pond has a shallow end and the bigger cattle can bust it fine. The little ones, I will be in charge of ,busting the waters daily, feed and my best eye on the watch for their health.

When my hubby's dad was running the farm he used this same set up to pull up and put down the electric fence.
Hubby, using his dads old tractor along with the fencing tool, his father and brother made years ago.
Cattle in the fields ,before winter took away the color of the leaves. The view is one of my favorite spots.
So very pretty year round.

The winter will bring ice, snow and cold. I will be using the cab tractor , to feed out hay and any fences that I can drive it along. I will be warmer, I’m glad of that. Last year I slowly learned and hubby has made things even easier for me to handle this winter. I love helping him, so thankful for him. I praise God everyday for our almost 46 years together and a few months 45 years married. I’ll talk more on that come Feb.

So much easier this year and warmer.

I love our family homestead farm. Thank you so much for your time, God bless.

Bring on the cool! But where’s the rain? We got it!!

We need rain, along with many other counties. I went to dig up my sweet taters. I can’t get them out even with a fork and shovel. The dirt won’t give. I was hoping a little rain would loosen them up. Come the weekend I will be out there with a bucket of water, lol.

Our daughter and her hubby are having a work day here over the weekend. They helped move hay out from the field to get ready for fence. We started feeding hay last week, due to the grass being so dry.

Brennan and Kaydy helped dad move hay bales out of the field. They hope to start a homestead here on part of the farm soon.

Because we hadn’t gotten any rain hubby had to feed the cows hay early.

Oct. 8th 2019 early feeding

We also had to put up electric fence to let the cows go into the hay field, to help feed so they wouldn’t need so much hay. Hubbys dad made this to make it easier to put up the wire.

By the end of the day we had the fence done, and the cows moved. It was a long day but we had fun.

It did rain on us a few days ago , and yesterday I got to did taters. I got a bushel and was very excited, first time I grew them. They look kind of funky but they taste good. I still have to go through these, but I’m proud of them, lol.

The last of the row, got a bushel in all.

The weather has turned off cool, with it being in the low 30’s the past few days, We turned on Big Jake ( outdoor furnace) so we will be warm and toasty. Hope everyone has a wonderful day, God Bless.